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  1. Some of my users are having intermittent problems with my webdirect solution, and if it were 1 or 2, I would probably dismiss it as network error, but it's happening a little too frequently for my liking. The symptom is that (even the simplest) layouts will start flashing, refreshing, and then we get the wheel of eternity. I have witnessed this myself on my phone when it is on WiFi, this will start happening... then I'll switch off WiFi and use the cellular network and it will work fine. I've also noticed on my phone that it happens more frequently with Safari than it does Chrome, but I've had it happen with both. I've seen several references to this on the web, but nothing that is concrete enough for me to find a fix. For one of my users, this happens on her laptop with a wired connection, at home and at work, in Chrome and on MS Edge. My server(s) are hosted by Datatrium and the web server is separate from the FM data server. Where should I start to troubleshoot this? As always, thanks in advance. Ryan
  2. Version 1.0.0

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    Being unsatisfied with solutions I found on the internet and wanting a solution without plugin I created a set of custom functions that can read a path out of a json-string. Syntax: json_path ( json-string ; path ) examples: json_path( $user_prefs ; "Privileges/Modules" ) json_path( $json_data ; "Menus/Menu[10]/MenuItem[5]/Label" )

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  3. Hi everyone, currently I am looking into creating a very simple database for a cocktail competition for a spirits brand. The competitors are coming from markets all over the worlds, the local offices are submitting the recipies, images and some further information in my ideal world via webdirect into the database itself. I dont think there need to be more then 2-3 users accessing that database simultaneously. My question would be if anyone is experienced with filemaker hosters and the perfomance of that hosting when the db is accessed from different parts of the world. In other words: where would be an ideal country for hosting the file (in terms of performance) if it were to be accessed from Europe, Japan, USA, Israel, China and South America? Please advise, Thank you.
  4. Hi i have been using webdirect for my clients for the past few month now , worked ok at most times - (except when when web direct was down) The solution has undergone a major redesign/redevelopment , basically just layout changed and a couple more tables added. it was finally working great and was all in order imported all records into it which were several thousands but unfortunatly when accessing it in web direct the system freezes after the second click , it lets me click once on any button then justs freezes. Anypne ever experienced any of this , know of some bug webdirect has , or some limitation of something i used that could cause this to happen. I can`t do it slowly because this redesign was work from a couple of month , a solution with a load of tables and layouts. i would appreciate if anyone could share there expereince with any of this because i just don`t know where to start debugging.
  5. Hi, Now in my FileMaker server,I have license for 100 concurrent connections( iPad/ iPhone/ Webdirect) which is the maximum limit in FileMaker.How can I increase the number of concurrent connections more than 100? http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-server/server-14-specifications.html Also please let me know the concept of multiple instance in FileMaker. Thanks in Advance.
  6. I am evaluating File Maker Pro 14 and Server 14. After uploading a database to Sever 14, when the FM tries to open the version on the server I get this error: The file "DBTrackingODBC.fmp12" could not be opened. (Extended privilege diabled) The first database I tried worked, but this one it not. The only real differences are that I added an Admin password to this one and the tables are ODBC (to an Azure SQL server database if that matters.) If I try to open the database via WebDirect on the browser, it asks me to login. But it will not accept my database's admin password. So I tried the server admin password and my ODBC database password to no avail. I have anonymous access enabled in this database so if I click cancel, my database comes up but all of the fields say <Data Source Missing> How do I get access to the database from FM? and what password am I supposed to be using in WebDirect? I am on Windows 10 and the server is running locally. Thanks, Brad
  7. After uploading your database to the server, how do you make changes to it? I cannot find this explicitly stated anywhere, though I think I have figured it out through a process of elimination. But I wanted to make sure I've got this correct and understand any idiosyncrasies. Do you just open the file from the server rather then the local copy? How does that work with a non-local server? If so, should I just go ahead and delete the local copy as it will no longer be relevant? Any tips or weirdnesses I should be aware of? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but a few decades of development experience tells me that editing the live version directly is a very bad idea, so I was looking everywhere else for a solution. Thanks, Brad
  8. I'm setting up a FM14 WebDirect database, accessing it using the ?homeurl=http://example.com parameter which normally works fine to return the user to the URL I want, upon a normal exit of the web direct database. However, if the user instead times-out, it appears that the homeurl is ignored, and the user goes back to the Webdirect_home.html page instead. Can anyone else confirm this?
  9. I have a single layout that is being published in WebDirect. It's a very simple layout with a slide panel with two panels and half-a dozen global fields a background image, a log and a button. The background image is on the layout instead of the layout part. The button runs a script that just takes the filled in data, pushes it to various created records and presents a thank you page (the second panel). I've had a few problems in Safari, but the client is reporting many problems in all browsers. I've been able to reproduce at least one in Chrome (47) which sounds like what they're seeing. Most of the time it works fine, although the client reports more frequent troubles than I've been able to duplicate. I'll be filling in the fields and suddenly the page goes blank and shows me the spinning "loading" indicator. And then nothing. I can reload the page, but unless I do that the indicator just spins forever. It might The layout has one script trigger, OnLayoutEnter, that hides and locks the menubar and toolbars, but that's it. No other script triggers on fields or other widgets. What could be causing this? Basically, I'm nearing the point where I'm about to give up on WebDirect and just build this with the PHP API instead, but if I can get it working reliably, I'd certainly like to avoid rewriting it. This is all being served with FileMaker Server 14 form rented hosting on FMP Hosts.
  10. Given a layout that has a web viewer on it and uses the "data" protocol to calculate some HTML that contains links, how can I get those links, when clicked, to open in the parent web browser of WebDirect instead of within the web viewer itself?
  11. Hello. Can Google Adsense be a page component delivered by WebDirect? I'd like to create a web based prototype using FM14/WebDirect where certain pages have a Google Adsense component. However, I don't see anything that leads me to think it can be done. Is it possible? Thanks in advance for the insight. -David
  12. I've been scouring for signature capture possibility within web direct for Chrome/Android. I'v tried FMEasySignature which doesn't work and I've also updated the code in FMEasySignature to the latest version with no luck either. Anyone have a solution?
  13. The FileMaker Web Publishing Engine seems to be not the most stable of technologies. I noticed though that the WebDirect service in FMS14 goes down a lot causing the operators to restart it more than once a day. Does anyone else have experiences with webdirect crashing?
  14. I have a separation model file that I use to display some information from my client's main data file via web direct to their customers (customer portal if you like) . It's only external data source is the main data file it reads from. Each of my clients have their own customised main data file, but the separation file is the same for all of them, except for the external data source. Rather than host 10 separation files, one for each main data file, I would prefer to only host one, for all to use, and simply change the external data source depending on which file is required. Now that we can again pass scripts and script parameters in a url (in FMS14), I thought I would use a script parameter to set a global field or global variable on opening and change the path to the external data source accordingly. It seems that external data sources will not accept variables in the filepath? Am I trying to do the impossible? Is an external data source not like a global field, specific to each session? Would that cause any other connected users to suddenly switch to the new data source? I know, read the manual, answered ny own question http://www.filemaker.com/help/12/fmp/html/odbc_ess.20.5.html Any suggestions for a work around?
  15. good Morning I like to create a login system where you put the username and password and the program will check a database if the information is correct and shows the user's data in a specific layout. This program will be used via WebDirect. Does anyone know a DEMO where I can learn how to make this login system? After I have user data in two global variables, I do not know what the best procedure to search the information in the database, show the layout with user information. This program will be used for a sports club where every user will create your username and password. At this point I'm putting the information manually and just want a login that identifies and let me enter a particular layout. Someone can give me a hint? :-) Best regards
  16. I have a dedicated server that exceeds the server requirements and I recently upgraded from FMS13 to FMS14 but I am experiencing an odd performance problem with WebDirect. Version 14 seems to run faster from all browsers but if I leave a web page for about 1 min and run a different application in the foreground (ie check/respond to email), when I come back to the browser and attempt to continue working in my WebDirect session my page loads extremely slow and the spinning wheel comes displays for about 45 seconds then the page responds. Any ideas what could cause this?
  17. Hi, i am very new to web direct and i don't know much about hardware stuff - specially web server, etc... my questions is what do i need to host a fmp file through web direct ? - hardware wise. i have an fixed ip address & domain name. also i know what kind of server machine i need. do i need any other computer ? or only one server machine will do the job ? thanks, mike
  18. Hi - I need to run a VBScript located on my computer from a WebDirect section. Is this possible?
  19. Hi, is it possible, in any way, to display a video recording on a WebDirect page?
  20. Hi, I would like to limit the number of records on a list of say customers to 25-50 items and then create buttons for next or previous records, so Webdirect will be faster and does not have to download all records at once. Does anybody have experience with this? What would be a good technique to accompish this? Thanks for your advices.
  21. Has anyone come across this behavior? See image attached... it appears that WebDirect is unable to render objects placed in the tab area of a tab panel. Any ideas/recipes/workarounds?
  22. WebDirect in Filemaker 13 promised many things, but there were a TON of gotcha's that made it pretty hard to recommend as a serious alternative to even a extremely simple PHP web portal. In Filemaker 14, they've gone a long way in streamlining and adding new features to WebDirect so that it's hopefully a realistic alternative. One of the things that really annoyed me in FM13 WebDirect was the extremely slow tabbing between fields in WebDirect. It broke the user experience and made form-based WebDirect solutions a pipe dream, because asking users to wait half a second to go to the next field while WebDirect communicated with the Filemaker server is out of the question. In Filemaker 14, they've changed the way that WebDirect works so that things like tabbing should be much quicker because they take place solely on the client side. I underlined the should because according to Filemaker's Product Development Team, there are some gotcha's that you need to be aware of. Here is the relevent information as filtered from a PM @ Filemaker: I don't yet have the tech doc that he references, but now that FM14 has been released I'll post it here when I find it. Edit: Apparently Filemaker is working on creating a KB Article on the issue. For now here is their response:
  23. I just saw this post - if true it's a much-needed feature: https://community.filemaker.com/thread/84545
  24. Description: FileMaker 14 WebDirect Overview and Optimization PresentationTutorial Download the FileMaker Pro 14 & FileMaker 14 for Mobile Devices Training Videos athttp://www.learningfilemaker.com Please Visit Our Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/FileMakerVideos Please Subscribe While There Richard Carlton, CEO of Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc. introduces FileMaker 14's WebDirect and then how to optimize your FileMaker database for deployment on WebDirect. Includes lots of discussion of under the hood capabilities of WebDirect. Special thanks to the Product Management and Engineering teams at FileMaker Inc for their encouragement and technical advice in the production of this video. Richard Carlton Consulting, Inc. provides customized database development services for business, government, and non-profit organizations. Our core competency is FileMaker Pro, where we hold FileMaker's highest certifications. With a team of 27 staff, we are capable of deploying both small and large solutions for a wide variety of customers. We service all modern versions of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and FileMaker Go (for the iPad and iPhone). We also deploy FileMaker databases to the web, and offer PHP/Web Development, iOS Programming, FileMaker Server Support, and Hosting Services. http://www.rcconsulting.com/ Please feel free to contact us at support@rcconsulting.com Please Comment, Like & Share All of Our Videos and The FileMaker Training Videos Channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/FileMakerVideos/featured Feel Free to Embed any of Our Videos on Your Blog or Website Follow Us On Your Favorite Social Media https://www.facebook.com/FileMakerVideos https://twitter.com/filemakervideos https://plus.google.com/+FileMakerVideos/videos