HI All, I'm trying to create a simple MIF file that contains tables and can be read via FM. I need this structure for my engineers, so that they can export data in a pre-defined table format.
So I have the structure of the table (basically copied the structure given by one of FM's Sample MIF files (included with the FM installation)). In any case. Then I actually read the MIF manual and was able to create the table and a short body page by creating 2 MIF files. - One MIF file is used as the template file with all my paras/chars/tables/variables/master pages/ etc defined. (It's very long) - The other MIF file includes for now, one table (it will include all the tables in the Tbls) and the Text Flow. The table is built basically from a table header and body rows. It has an "include ( template.mif) to call the template file (so that this MIF file is "only" about 300 lines long and easy for my developer to follows its syntax so that s/he can auto generate tables from their database into FM - and the developer doesn't have to deal with unnecessary defs). This will be used to create all the "<Tbl " s in the <Tbls" Now, because the table format is defined in the template, it pulls all the table format definition from the template file. Including its **table title**. And herein is my problem. The MIF file opens nicely in FM with everything except the TableTitle being populated (i.e. the table has a table title, e.g. "Table1: " but this remains blank despite my desperate attempts to populate it. I even tried populating it manually - i.e. I opened the MIF file in FM. Populated Table1: with an example name, and then saved the MIF file - unfortunately, this introduced the entire template again into my MIF file. So I tried using the info and copying it into the original 300-line MIF. Nothing doing - it doesn't work. I also read in the MIF manual that if you create (generate) a table this way, you can call the table format (using <TblTag 'TableNameFromCatalog'>) and then define exceptions to the Table Format by giving the statement name for the specific property and then redefining it. i.e. create a local definition (instantiation) based on the Table catalog definition. (The MIF manual gives an example of redefining the number of columns and then adjusting their width - there is nothing about the table title property). For some reason this does not work with the TableTitle. Any ideas why not? Thanks so much, Orly Zimmerman Xsight Labs _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to email@example.com Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com