Josh Ormond

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  1. Setting up fmEasyWeb requires some web skills for sure. We Tim stopped working on it, for many reasons, it was limited to basically only showing a basic list or form view. If I recall correctly, you couldn't use it to fill out a form and submit. There were a lot of challenges with that setup, and with time, he may have been able to work out some of them.
  2. Why would you use an export of records? FMS has scheduled backups, FMP can use the "Save a copy..." script step.
  3. It's not a good idea to use the FMS as a workstation. FMS is doing a lot. And if something the user is doing causes the machine to bog down ( or worse crash ), you can potentially damage the files and have data loss. The FMS needs to be it's own separate box. With no one touching it or using it.
  4. It's hard to say without knowing/seeing more about the files you will be running. It's on the low end of meeting the system requirements. It may work if it's literally only 3 users, and that machine does nothing else other than run FMS. You may just have to test it. If the database is doing a lot of hard processes, it could crush that machine. If the database is very efficient and designed well, it should be fine. Just a lot of variables to figuring that out.
  5. This may be helpful. It is definitely possible to do what you are looking for. You may need to tweak this a bit. But definitely not too terribly difficult.
  6. External drives can work. You need to be very careful with them. Two potential issues, include slow throughput to the external drive causing issues with FMS and long pauses and disconnection. Both of which can cause strange behavior with FMS. The safest route, is to save to an internal drive, and then move it to an external drive or network drive.
  7. If you only have a few users hitting it, running FMS on a mac mini should be ok. Or on a Windows Server is great too if you have it available. You can have the backups go to a separate drive, yes. It's best if it is physically connected to the server. Internal is best. You don't want the backup to hang because it's copying the files to a network drive. Backup to a folder on the server, and then use another process to move the file to the network drive.
  8. A hosting service may not be a bad idea, precisely for that reason. Their connection is not slow. If you are going to be trying to get to the database from outside your LAN, hosting it on Pro is not a great idea. There are so many things that can happen that will cause issues with your database. Seriously consider how you host it. Cheap will often get you expensive problems later, especially if that data is valuable to your business.
  9. How are they going to be accessing the file? From inside or outside the office? Installing FileMaker Pro on the mini will require it's own separate license. And make sure that you follow all the best practices. It can be very easy to cause corruption in the database if you don't protect those files from being touched by other processes.
  10. Using Insert From URL may be using a cURL code and sending code inside of code. Which would blow up the syntax. One possibility.
  11. There must be some other transformation at play here. Are there dates involved anywhere? Are you 100% positive the data types are the same on both the local mobile file and on the server.
  12. I've been there myself. Glad to hear you have it working now. Spent many an hour with my head in my hands. lol
  13. I was having a hard time getting something to work with CURL. As is one of the best things about the FM community is a lot help, but Josh finally got it right (and it was not an obvious solution). THANK YOU JOSH!!!

  14. I used that function and it worked fine for me. No need to do anything else. Set Variable [ $result ; BE_HTTP_POST ( ""; "api_key=101ab54dbdad0ddeabfeb648f914c0b8bca616e3&req_type=allLists" ) ] From there, I could do whatever I wanted. But it returned to me the same list as you demo'ed earlier. What version of the plugin do you have installed?
  15. Try this: BE_HTTP_POST ( ""; "api_key=101ab54dbdad0ddeabfeb648f914c0b8bca616e3&req_type=allLists" )