1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 9, 2009 1:50 PM by mrvodka

    A shortcoming to me or maybe a mystery to me

    garonson

      Summary

      A shortcoming to me or maybe a mystery to me

      Description of the issue

      I have not been able to find a way to place a variable as an object into a layout so that I can display the current variale value.  I do not want to store/keep the info.  I have made many attempts to search both the internet and documentation.  I am using FM Pro Advanced 10.  Will someone confirm my conclusion or post a way to do this.  If there is no easy way to do this, I consider it a major shortfall.  I can do this in other DBMS. Thank you, Gordon

        • 1. Re: A shortcoming to me or maybe a mystery to me
          mrvodka
            

          FileMaker does not provide a means to directly display layout level calculations. Therefore, you can either set a global field to the global variable value, or you can use the web viewer as a means to display it.

           

          "data:text/html, <html><body style='border: 0; margin: 0' bgcolor=#ffffff>"
          & $$YourGlobalVariable

          & "</body></html>"