Hello Community. Again, more detail than necessary, but anyway...
About six years ago, I decided to step away from the business community and become a golf professional. I became absolutely obsessed with building the perfect golf swing. Up before dawn watching video seeking out instruction, hours of practice - well you get the idea.
Now that I've returned to the world of business running a growing company, apparently I've now found a new obsession - FILEMAKER. The pattern continues - up before dawn, videos, reading, experimenting...
Thanks to this Community, my server is up and running, my first two apps are operational (but by no means done - will they ever be?) . Temporarily bored with the first two apps, a new idea came to mind.
Our business until recently has been run out of my partners head. Nothing really documented, stored or accessible. I thought FMPA would be the perfect resource to create a "document storage app" where all kinds of files could be stored, referenced and easily found when needed. Creating the first layout where a document can be placed into a container field along with other files to contain the document owner, file name, date and a brief description, was easy enough. Here is where I am struggling now (and again I am sure there is an obvious solution that I just haven't come across yet).
I would like to create a second layout that would display a listing of all of the documents, photos, drawings, etc stored in the database, along with a thumbnail image of the document from the original container field.
I've had no luck with the thumbnail image (although I found a reference to it in the "Addendum" app I downloaded on my iPhone, which I might get to work - I will be trying when I get this lengthy question posted), and I can only get the current record to display where I would like the list to appear on the new layout.
I think Filemaker is versatile enough to do what I want - I just haven't found (or found where to look for) how to get this layout to perform as wanted.
The attached PDF file shows what I envision the layout to look like - anyone willing to help me out?