Is anyone aware of the existence of this. It would not need the logic for the puzzle construction, only for the puzzle completion from clues.
Assuming WebDir gets usable in future versions, I'd like to enable on-line completion. Thanks.
Why the need in FileMaker?
Why not use one of the existing web app solutions out there:
You can probably make one easily using Insert From URL or web scraping techniques.
Thanks for your reply.
I am using Puzzlemaker.com, which works well for construction of the puzzle. Now I want the puzzle to be completed by a large population of readers of my newletter, where I have control of the population for tracking their progress and awarding prizes.
Seems to me a 40x40 grid of single character fields where the puzzle characters are the only ones visible for any given puzzle, with the rest hidden and locked out for entries, and use of an alpha character value list available for each puzzle character, should be the right direction. But I don't want to re-create the wheel if this has already been done, or if there is a better way to accomplish the goal.
I will check out the list you provided to see if any of them lend themselves to the project I have in mind.
I've built the structure using FM13A for an X-word puzzle that seems to work well with WebDir via my online host, at least for one record. I am creating the actual puzzle manually for the moment, but may use one of the online services you suggested.
Conceptually, I want to invite people to solve the puzzle online and track their start and finish times so that a prize can be awarded for the quickest completion.
When a new contestant reaches the puzzle and agrees to play, upon a button click a new account must be created for them to display a new record with their puzzle. If they leave and return, they may only get back to their puzzle and never see the puzzles of any other contestants.
Am I assuming correctly that using RLA is the best approach to this?
Upon the contestant starting to solve their puzzle, a starting date/time need to be inserted into a field. I will build the calculations so that when all of their puzzle answers have been completed correctly, a completion date/time will be set into another field. Then, another calculation will be used to determine how much time it took for their completion.
Any suggestions concerning how this can be accomplished would be appreciated.
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