while using Filemaker Pro V8.5, I stumbled into
a problem while trying to download records into
a PDF file.
Due to the old age of the program, no one of my
colleagues nor I have admin rights. The export
button is grayed out so that I can't export into
any useful format (e.g. csv). So, I'm forced to
download my 47k+ records in batches of 1000s into
separate PDF files.
For this, I use range specifications like these:
"1 to 1000", "1001 to 2000" etc. which works fine
until I bump into the overflow of the most significant
bit of the second byte. Then, the program tells me
that 32767 is the biggest possible number and anything
beyond is illegal (possibly interpreted as negative),
resulting in the download of "32001 to 33000" to fail.
The only way I could download records beyond 32767 is
record for record which is really awful if I have to
get up to 47k+.
So, my question is: does anyone know a method how
to specify PDF downloads with record numbers beyond
32767 or does anyone know a way how to download
into csv if no one can achieve admin rights?
Any suggestions are welcome. Many thanks!
This is going back too far in my memory to be sure if the security settings will allow it, but try
1. Create a new FM file which references the old file as a data source
2. Try exporting from the new file from a layout based on the external source table.
You might be able to get .csv out....