DayBackForFileMaker

Going Further

Now that you've got the calendar showing your own records (congratulations!) you'll likely want to return to a few places and do a more thorough job of mapping the calendar to your events. Here are the places we like to revisit...

Color Coding. Click on the filters tab of the calendar and edit the statuses listed there to match the values in the field you mapped to "status" on your Source No 1 layout. This is the field we'll use for color coding. Click on the gear icon beside a status to change it's name or color. Click on the "+" icon to add new ones. Read more about colors here.
Showing Additional Fields Remember the summary calc (DBk_EventSummaryCalc) you edited when setting up your calendar? You'll want to go back to that field and add in any additional event fields you'd like to see in the calendar. You'll likely want to do the same with the field DBk_WebViewerSource. Tips for configuring both these fields can be found here: adding fields to the calendar.
Resources. Take a look at the field you mapped to Resource and edit the Resources value list in the calendar so it matches the contents of that field: we used "location" as the resource in our video and changed the "Resources" value list in the calendar to point to an existing value list in the Meetings file. You may want to do something similar. More on resources.
Filtering the Calendar If you need to set up more filters or point the existing ones at your own fields, then check out our notes on filters.
General Settings. You'll also want to read through the script "Load Calendar Settings - On Startup --- Edit Configuration Here ---" making changes as necessary: this lets you change a number of the calendar's default settings and is a good read as it lets you know what's already set up for you to change.
Renaming Sample Events. If you'd like to change the name of "sample events" in the relationships tab, you can do that now, just read about this script you'll need to edit afterwards: renaming tables.
Linking Contacts & Projects to Events You may have just mapped the DBk_Unused field to the contact and project IDs you encountered during integration. If your events are linked to contacts or projects now is the time to teach the calendar about those relationships.
Additional Tables (Sources). And don't forget you can show records from additional tables, not just the one your named Sample Events. We call each of these events tables "sources" and any table that has dates in it can be a source. Learn more by reading about multiple sources.
Event List. If you've linked the calendar with your own file, and don't have your own list view for your events table, you may want to use the "Event List" layout in the calendar file. If so, sure to enter layout mode and repoint the fields and the sorts on the layout's summary parts. More here: Using the Event List Layout.
The "Action - View Event" Layout One of DayBack's example custom actions takes you to a sample event record in a FileMaker layout called "Action - View Event". If you want to make use of this layout you'll need to repoint it to the fields in your own events table much as you did with the event list.
To-Do Details and List. If you're using the To-Do list table that came with DayBack there is probably nothing to do here but may want to visit these two To-Do layouts and add or remove fields that don't apply to you.
Deleting Unused Tables. Finally, if you've linked DayBack file to your file (instead of embedding it) you may want to delete the tables you're not using (like our original SampleEvents table, sample contacts, etc.)
Displaying the DBk_ColorCalc in linked integrations. If you've linked DayBack, utilizing the DBk_ColorCalc field to display an event's status color on FileMaker layouts outside the calendar requires a few additional steps:
1. Add a "CalendarColors" table occurrence to your data file (wherever your Events table is located) based on the CalendarColors table in your DayBack file.
2. Add a new layout named "Calendar Status Colors" in your data file based on this CalendarColors table occurrence.
3. Copy the script "Load Calendar Color Coding" from DayBack and paste it in your data file.
4. At the bottom of the "Load Calendar Settings - On Startup" script, add another Perform Script step which calls the new "Load Calendar Color Coding" script from your data file.
Getting Ready for PSOS. If you've using FileMaker Server, check that your file's start up script bails out when run on FileMaker Server. Each Perform Script on Server (PSOS) script initiated runs the start up script in any required files and that can really slow things down. Feel free to use the same routine used as the first lines of DayBack's "Upon Opening" script:
If [PatternCount ( Get ( ApplicationVersion ) ; "Server" )]
Exit Script []
End If
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