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Calendar/schedule to show cabin availability

Question asked by donski on Feb 19, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 19, 2014 by properlysorted

Hi....New to this but hopefully sufficiently technical to get to grips with Filemaker (eventually)


I am trying to create a filemaker system to manage my business......I rent out cabins throughout the year.


I can create tables for suppliers, customers, cabins (# beds, std/lux/premier, etc), bookings etc. I want to use filemaker to handle bookings, check-in/out, invoicing etc. and am sure I can design the layouts to perform these tasks.


What I am struggling with is being able to visually show availability of each cabin in a calendar format. I know I can run a query and put in a date and get it to tell me if a cabin is free on that date or not but what I really want is to see at a glance when it is free/booked. Eventually I want to be able to publish the availablity on my website so prospective customers can see for themselves but baby steps first


Does this functionality exist within the current reporting capability of FM13? Can't find anything there that looks right. Any advice/guidance/readymade solutions gratefully received.


Running Filemaker Pro13 Trial version (want to make sure this is the solution for me before biting the bullet or going back to a more complicated unwieldly MS Access solution)