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Storing and Opening PDF in Container Field
I am starting to create a new solution to catalog all of our companies Safety Data Sheets and would like to make the PDFs accessible through FMP14. At the moment I have created a container field that is Interactive and has temporary storage. If I choose "Insert PDF" FMP thinks about it for a moment then opens the pdf I have selected, if I close the pdf I can see that something is in the container but there is no content show. If I move to a record where this has been done the PDF automatically opens, albeit slowly, but I am unable to view the PDF contents without exporting it. If I insert the pdf as a file I see a file icon but am not able to read the file in any way except by exporting it.
From reading about PDFs and container fields, it sounds like I should at least be able to see a thumbnail of the pdf but I am not able to read any of the PDFs content. Has anyone else been having that problem? A sample file is attached.
Ideally the pdf would be viewable in the record or by clicking a single button and then could be saved to the user's computer for printing purposes.
One iPad failing with "java.util.NoS
I have a client with several iPads in the field. One today failed to sync, though the others have been syncing fine. I had him close the FileMaker file, quit Go and all other apps, and restart his iPad before syncing again. Same error. I restarted the WPE and the Tomcat server. Same error. Had him restart again while I restarted WPE and Tomcat. Same error. Others had since synced fine. Below is the error we are getting. I redacted the domain and client's IP address. I told him to click "Report Bug" so you should have that.
MirrorSync script is out of date
Using the following configuration:
* FileMaker Server 13 on Mac Mini, FileMaker Pro v13 on remote MacBook Pro, MirrorSync 2.406 build 8009
We are seeing the following message when trying to sync using MirrorSync.
'You will not be able to successfully sync. MirrorSync is out of date or missing some script steps. Would you like to save changes anyway?'
I have deleted the configuration and started over, then repasted the script steps into the MirrorSync script.
I have not been able to repaste the layout as MirrorSync does not request it second time over - does this contain some reference to the original configuration and if so, how do I reset it.
Do I Need to Deploy New Local Copies
By Jason Mundok
I have a solution where the master database is copied and deployed to 3 laptops and 3 iPads for offline use.
I need to add new functionality that will only be used on the laptops. If I add that functionality and it requires new fields to be added to the database and the MirrorSync layouts, can I copy the master and deploy it to the laptops only, or do I need to deploy a new copy to all 6 devices?
In other words, if didn't deploy a new copy to the iPads, would the sync from the iPads to the master fail after adding the functionality?