1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 15, 2012 9:17 AM by philmodjunk

    Combining Starter Solutions into one project



      Combining Starter Solutions into one project


           Hi Guys,

           Has anyone ever looked at some of the starter solutions and wanted particular parts of them all combined together?

           What is the best way to take particular elements or concepts from the starter solutions to use as a basis for building a much larger project?

           We have a pricing calculation module set-up nicely and now we want to combine it with say... the 'Estimates' and 'Contacts' so that when we get a price from our pricing system, we can then assign that to a customer and create an estimate.

           We would be looking to go further than that and then turn the estimate into an invoice once accepted.

           Is this something somebody has done by 'merging' some databases together perhaps or is it better to just look through the starter solutions and reverse engineer the set-up to then amalgamate it with our pricing module?

           Theres probably no technical answer to this, but even a point in the right direction of how to approach this will really help.


        • 1. Re: Combining Starter Solutions into one project

               There is no simple way to do this. It's not for the novice user as it requires a thorough understanding of Filemaker and the specific design methods used in the starter solutions. Some parts can be copied and pasted, others can be imported, but some must be manually done one step at a time and doing so in the wrong sequence can result in a situation where a lot of editing is needed to "reconnect" broken references to tables, fields or layout objects.

               But I believe that there's already a combined version of the starter solutions available. You might web search for "FileMaker Starting Point Solutions" and see what you find.

               Or maybe DavidAnders will see this post and kindly provide the needed link. wink