In a perfect world the parents can personalize it and actually see what class the student in question would be in, but I do not want to have to manage and create logins for people.
Having access to that level of student data (knowing which student will be where at a specific time), without having a high level of security, or even the thought of that security, makes me cringe at my desk here.
If you just want to display available classes on specific days based on a calendar and template, fine, pretty simple with custom web publishing and a bit of web development.
If you tie it at all to student data, you need a security plan.
Thats why I said in a perfect world. Since we don't live in one of those I know that it wouldn't work. It was basically a throw away sentence that I should have left out. Just a baseline for where the limit would be.
The entire rest of the post was focused on just searching the type of day and possibly class names. No security issues there as it is all publicly available. I have no idea where to begin with this though because my knowledge of FileMaker Pro is that it exists and I can search the inventories that my predecessor created.
Thanks, I just wanted to make sure you were aware that there are serious implications of tying private data to the web.
I'd recommend that you find a local filemaker developer usergroup in your area:
Or hire a consultant that can either mentor you or do the work for you:
Unless you're an experienced web developer or have some filemaker experience, then it will be hard to explain the steps required to begin publishing your schedule to the web.
I have some very limited basics. I may keep searching for some other solution. I was hoping that there was some very simple way to port it.
I may end up creating an Excel file that an be downloaded.
WebDirect is an easy way to port it if you have filemaker development experience.
Custom Web Publishing is the easiest way to port it if you have web app development experience (EG PHP)
Easiest and fastest would be to hire a consultant to do the work for you. But I realize that budgets are often restrained pretty heavily in school districts.