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downloading my database from server
please can someone help me out, i want to download my database to send over to my colleuge however from my server console the download database option is greyed out - not giving me an option to do from there
in my FMP , my save a copy is also greyed out.
please can someone explain me why this is and how i can get my database offline.
Printing PDF from iPad via PSOS
By Dan Rosenstein
I had a request to print PDFs from an iPad.
In the past I created a bot that based on Sic Fried Rice's (if I'm not mistaken) technique would print a label on a label printer by triggering a script from the iPad.
I would like to be able print without setting up a Bot, PHP or using a plugin.
I got close but for some reason I'm stuck on the last bit and I'm sure other developers have done this before.
So the process I came up with so far is:
1, I found a lightweight utility called SumatraPDF which I copied to the Doc folder on the Windows FM 14 server
2. I populated a global field with the batch file string to print the document
(e.g. "C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Data\Documents\sumatrapdf" "C:\Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Data\Documents\1.pdf" -print-to-default)
3. I created a print script for the iPad that runs a PSOS script that exports the global field to the documents folder and opens it
So when running the script from the iPad I can see it creates the correct batch file on the server and I can click on it manually to run - it works
Problem is it doesn't print when run from the iPad.
Maybe 'open automatically' isn't supported on PSOS?
I'm open to other ideas....
Update: seems that it is unrelated to printing - the batch file just doesn't get run.
MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.0 for OS X/Windows
Nickenich, Germany - (January 28th, 2016) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.0 for Mac OS X or Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available for FileMaker Pro. As the leading database management solution for Windows, Mac, and the web, the FileMaker Pro Integrated Development Environment supports a plugin architecture that can easily extend the feature set of the application. MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.0 has been updated and now includes over 3500 different functions, and the versatile plugin has gained more new functions:
With the new version we got a couple of new DynaPDF functions. One is the new optimize commandto rebuild and repair PDF files. You can do that before archiving PDFs or before creating a PDF/A file. If you need to embed XML for your invoice PDFs, please check the ZUGFeRD examples. If you need to extract text from a PDF, you can now decide between DynaPDF.ExtractTextfor the whole document or DynaPDF.ExtractPageText for individual pages.
Our JSON functions got a major update. We know can pass JSON around as both text and IDs. Using IDs can reduce the work the plugin does with parsing and speed up the process a lot. Please check the new functions JSON.Parse, JSON.CreateArrayRef and JSON.CreateObjectRef to create references and work with them.
Do you have a LDAP server or one for Active Directory? We have new functions to query LDAP server. You can perform a search and get back results. You can add, modify, delete and rename entries.
If you need to loopup an IPv4 or IPv6 for a domain name, you can use our new DNSLookup functions. The reverse way is possible by looking up domain name for an IP.
For handling zip archives we got two new convenience functions: UnZipFile.ExtractFiles expands all files from an open archive while ZipFile.CompressFiles adds files to an archive. If you need more control, we still have individual functions for the tasks.
If you are unfamiliar with SQL, but you like to use powerful commands in FileMaker, please check our new Insert/Update/Delete commands. FM.UpdateRecord lets you update a record without switching layout. With FM.InsertOrUpdateRecord the plugin either updates an existing record or inserts a new one. And with FM.DeleteRecordyou can delete a record without a relationship or changing layout. And those functions are available for multiple records, too.
For the FileMaker development, we got a new contextual menu entry for most list controls in FileMaker. Copy the list of fields or tables as text. Our Syntax Coloring feature is now off by default and turns on when you open script editor. This way regular users don't run into it.
We added html functions for clipboard, better hash, more FSEvents and path, new preferences and window, better listmatching and PDFKit functions.
Finally we updated DynaPDF to version 18.104.22.168, libXL to version 22.214.171.124, openssl to version 1.0.2e, SQLAPI++ to version 4.1.7 and SQLite to version 3.10.2
See release notes for a complete list of changes.
More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 350 example databases and check where you can use our plugin features in your solutions.
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later, including OS X 10.11
* Windows XP and newer, including Windows 10
* FileMaker Pro 9 to 14
Pricing and Availability:
MBS FileMaker Plugin 6.0 for Mac OS X or Windows is available directly from the MonkeyBread website with licenses starting at just $149 (USD). Not all functions are available in both versions - check specifications. A free trial download is also available.
Monkeybread Software: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/
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Function Reference: http://www.mbsplugins.eu/
Download Free Trial: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/FileMaker/download.shtml
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Release notes: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/releasenotes.shtml
Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over fifteen years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support.
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Users connect after database set to close?
A customer experiences problems while shutting down a database: after he closes the database using the console, some users are still able to connect. Existing users get the message asking them to close the file(s) they are working on, but some users keep on reconnecting, with success.
The files show the status 'closing' in the console.
Could this be a communication problem between the console and the server? Or are there other possible causes?
It's regular FMPA clients (13 and 14), no WebDirect. Some (but not all) are Robot PC's, performing a timed 'watchdog' process.
FMS13 on WindowsServer 2008R2.
Filemaker 14 Pro Server 14.0.4a on El Capitan Server 10.11.2
I installed from downloaded image v14.0.4 and then patched to 14.0.4a.
When I go to http://localhost:16001 - nothing happens. It just sits on the screen saying that "Admin Console is starting...". I've not been able to deploy or setup anything yet.
During install, it is setup to use alternate ports, namely 8080 and 8081 (http, ssl) respectively.
When I go to the Console logs, I see this error repeated: XPC_ERROR_CONNECTION_INTERRUPTED trying to map database
No clue how to proceed, anyone else got a suggestion?