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Empty Result from LayoutObjectNames
I'm seeing some very strange behavior with FileMaker 14. I'm using `LayoutObjectNames` for some required functionality. On the development system it's working fine. It returns the list of named objects on the layout.
I close the file, zip it up and send it to the client, and that required functionality isn't working. He sends the file back and I open it and get a data viewer up. The function returns nothing. I go into layout mode and confirm that there are named objects on the layout.
The first time this happened and I tried recovering the file. In the recovered file it worked, so I assumed some corruption had happened on his end. I told him to trash the file I had given him and work with a new version I supplied. The problem came up again.
This morning he sent me the oldest version that the problem manifested in. I confirmed the problem, tried recovering it again, but this time it didn't fix the problem.
I'm at a loss. It works in the version I send him, doesn't on his system. We're both using FileMaker 14, although I'm using Advanced. My next step will be to work from a served file instead of a local one, but I have never seen this type of behavior in FileMaker. Has anyone seen anything similar? Any ideas on a fix? I'm almost ready to just scrap the file and build it again from scratch since we're not too far into the project.
Copying database to a local machine for developing - Consistency problems
I have taken on a database developed in Filemaker 7 and it is currently running in Filemaker Server 11.
I need to setup a development environment so that I am not working on the live system for obvious reasons. I read an article on the Filemaker website on the ways to do this. I chose the option to copy the files from a backup to a local machine to work on. I copied all of the database files from the backup on the server to my local development machine.
The database does work in a way but most of the files I try to open it tells me "This file was not closed correctly - performing consistency check". I have tried running the "recovery" option on some of the files but even the recovered version of the files still come up with this error, so every time I try to open them it has to perform this consistency check. This isn't ideal as it is slowing the development down a lot due to having to perform the check every time I want to test a change I made.
I saw an article claiming it is possible to disable the consistency check as a last resort but cannot find that option anywhere. Ideally I would like to still use the consistency check if there is a way for me to solve this problem.
What would be my best option to solve these issues?
Thanks for any help you can provide.
Corrupt PDFs from GetURLasContainer
By the Otter
We have a script that downloads PDFs from our corporate web site and saves them to our internal server. (Long story; suffice to say it’s a good thing.) We use ScriptMaster’s GetURLasContainer to copy the PDF to a container field, then use FileMaker 11’s own Export Field Contents to save the file to an appropriate path. Unfortunately, we’re having an issue where the PDFs being downloaded to the container are corrupt. When we try to open them, we get the following error message:
The file [insert file name] could not be opened.
It may be damaged or use a file format that Preview doesn’t recognize.
Acrobat could not open [insert file name] because it is either not a supported file type or because the file has been damaged (for example, it was sent as an email attachment and wasn’t correctly decoded).
To create an Adobe PDF document, go to the source application. Then print the document to Adobe PDF.
I suspect the error is somehow related to our recent upgrade from ScriptMaster 3.34 to 4.206, but we’d really hate to go back due to a plugin conflict we’re no longer having. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Server repeatedly crashes and intermittent slow performance...
I'm wondering any of you could shed some light on this for me or rather make some educated guesses about what could be our problem!
Mac server (10.6.8), running FileMaker Server 11 Advanced
Mac clients (all between 10.5.8 and 10.6.8 I think) all running via FileMaker Pro 11 - these clients log into networked user accounts which are synched between 2 different locations (although they only log into this FileMaker Server from one location)
We also have a number of clients who connect to a PHP site with FileMaker backend.
Right so at least once a week our server crashes, all users get the spinning wheel and are kicked or have to force quit FileMaker. There is nothing at all in the logs to suggest what has caused this...
I just wanted to know if there is some kind of issue with our setup i.e. the synched networked user accounts or if there is anything else any of you can suggest???
If you want some more info don't hesitate to ask!
Thanks in advance
FM Server 5.5 won't start
I am unable to get FM Server 5.5 to start at all on an iMac G5 with a clean install of 10.5.8 with no other software.
I've trashed and reinstalled FM server on this computer and tried several other computers with the same result.
I have tried it with a test database with three fields and four records>same thing.
I tried it with no database at all> same thing.
Anyone have an idea?
Have any of you seen the installation disc get corrupted in this way?