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Auto-Calculation after importing records

Question asked by ichiroger on Dec 27, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 27, 2018 by ichiroger

Hello there


New to FileMaker, got stuck with the calculation field. Please Help!


I wanna have a system to calculate the length for the aluminium extrusion for different window types.


I have a table containing many records with a text field storing the length calculation formula

eg: LengthFormula: $$W/2-56-10

eg: LengthFormula: $$H-$$H1-22+10


the user would enter the $$W, and $$H, and choose the window types they want.

The script go searching for the records that are needed for this window type.

PerformFind -> Export Record -> Go to Layout (data) -> Import Records


Then I have the records needed in data table.

LengthFormula is also a text field here.


However, I have trouble turning the formula into another calculation field to have final length for this record.

I tried to make a calculation field, and make it = LengthFormula field.

It won't calculate the number, but showing the formula text only, such as $$W/2-56-10


Please help, how do I get the final length for each record after import automatically?


Thank you in advance!