Best way to extract records from the ChangeLog Field

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:30 am
Hi Guys,

My company wants to run reports on certain changes in the database. So I was thinking I extract records from the ChangeLog field, but no matter how I export them, they always end up in one long row instead of the tab separation.

I won't need all records, so I need to be able to filter some out. My idea was of ex/importing all records into a separate table and then manipulate them as needed with finds on certain fields.

Do you have a tip for me how I best go about this?

Thanking you in advance.

Kind regards

Regine
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:57 am
Hi Regine,

Thank you for the details. We will dig into this subject and get back to you with what we find out.

Best wishes,

Ana
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:17 pm
Hi Regine,

Export scripts in FileMaker are fragile. Instead, I'd suggest you write a script to loop through each line of the audit log and make a new record for it. Then the "export" becomes a series of SetField steps in your script. This way you would have more control over what and when you want to save to your report. You can find a similar use case in our blog post here: https://www.seedcode.com/filemaker-audit-log/

If you don't have time to write that script yourself, I can offer to write that for you as part of an implementation package

We offer implementation packages that start at blocks of 3 hrs for $190/hr. If that seems like it would help, please use this link and we'll schedule something:

http://sites.fastspring.com/seedcode/pr ... onpackages

I hope that helps.

All the best,

Ana
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:08 pm
Hi Ana,

Thanks for your suggestions. I have now successfully managed to split the log of multiple tables into separate records and then allow for marking errors and running reports.

Thanks again!

Kind regards

Regine
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:36 am
That's great, Regine!

Regards,

KC

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