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Potential user, wondering if Filemaker is enough...

Question asked by GregAlexander on Aug 22, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 24, 2012 by philmodjunk


Potential user, wondering if Filemaker is enough...

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Hi there.

I've been told my requirements fit precisely with what Filemaker can do, but I thought I'd ask here to see your thoughts.

I basically need to generate reports from imported data, as well as offer a way for 3rd parties to verify that a generated report came from us. To do that we'll create projects which contain candidates and test results, and then produce reports

  1. import a CSV file with a candidate name, email and 50 separate test results, creating a unique code for each result
  2. generate a 1 page PDF report with fancy look, with the verify code, attached to an email and sent to the candidate
  3. optionally create some other reports for the project - 1 or 2 page PDFs, a table of results (XLS), etc, all downloaded in one zip to a user
  4. work in 7 languages for the reports
  5. 6 users at 6 locations who will upload the CSVs and download the PDFs or XLS
  6. offer a web login page for anyone to use to enter the verify code and candidate name, to see the (regenerated?) original 1 page report (#2)
  7. security of test results.
It looks like I could use a hosting site to hold the database, then have 6 separate FMPro12 applications connecting to it - or just have them login via the web?  I'm concerned that some of the scripts(?) to send email, create PDF, create XLS say they aren't available on the web, which would affect my #6 at the very least.
Would appreciate your input on the above.