Well, as with any book
of a technical nature, errors have crept into this one.
Fortunately, the web allows me a way to help you find and
correct them - hopefully before too much hair-pulling is
I wish I could just
have the pages magically change in your copy of the book,
but that won't happen for a few years yet. And the publisher
won't spring for a recall. :-) So here they are,
listed by page number. If you find any others, be sure to
e-mail me and I'll add them.
Position: Second to last paragraph,
What it says: "Click the right page
of the Book until the number 8 appears..."
Error: It should say "...until the
Position: Near top. Script 8 - Add
You need to add one more script
step after the last step shown. The step should read:
Commit Records/Requests [Skip data entry validation; No
Error: If you implemented invoice
locking method that beings on page 405 titled "Limiting
Access through Field Calculations, you'll run into problems
with any invoices that are marked as Approved. As the
monthly billing script runs, it will get stuck in a loop
that adds an infinite number of Interest items to any
approved invoice until the program crashes! So be sure to
add the Commit script step.
Position: Long paragraph 2/3 or the
What it says: "By using negative
values, you can make the window appear off the computer
This "feature" apparently "broke"
in FMP 8.5. We developers hope it is restored in the next
release, if for no other reason than it's cool!
Position: Second sentence in
section titled "Web Sites Powered by FileMaker"
What it says: "Go to
http://www.filemaker.com/ for a listing..."
Error: They no longer have that
Position: Step number 8 - the
It incorrectly names a field called
"FieldData." It should be "Extension."