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  1. I've got an archive server that I'd like to get the path of every file in a list. The function 'List All Files Recursively' can do this. The problem is that there are 1.2 million files in the directory. Is there an economical way to get this in a list in filemaker? The function just seams to choke (unless I'm doing something wrong).
  2. Can I use the MBS to print a 2 page US Letter PDF on a piece of 11X17 piece of paper? (Also known as 2 UP) What would be the function to use?
  3. Say I have a 2 page letter pdf in a container. I want to make a 1 page pdf that is 11X17 of this PDF. Do I need a plugin to do this? If so what? Or can I achieve this natively in FM?
  4. I'm looking for a way for FM Go to send messages to a mac. I have a database file on an ipad (local, not networked). I'd like to 'control' a mac on the network in some way by sending commands to the mac. My thought was to use applescript but I understand that FM Go does not support applescript. Any suggestions? OSC, or MIDI? Has anyone tried anything?
  5. Sorry Lee, I don’t understand. This anomoly happens on every file I open in fmpa17. On different layouts within the files as well.
  6. Hi, I have an issue in FMPA 17 where in layout mode and I have issues drawing objects, portals, fields, etc. Intermittently it will not let me put objects on the layouts. Sometimes it works fine, others I have to restart FMPA17 and then it seems to be ok for a while. I also have a problem (see image attached) where a set of cursor coordinates seem to be 'burned' into the FMPA17 app. If I had FMPA17 they go away, I bring FMPA17 back... there it is again. If I quite FMPA17 it will go away for a bit. This doesn't happen in FMPA16. Any ideas?
  7. Is it possible to export a container field's PDF and automatically copy it to another app on ios to edit it? My main goal is to annotate a pdf and bring it back in to FM Go (As FM Go does not support annotating natively).
  8. Thanks ggt667. That owc enclosure was exactly what I was thinking of getting. 4 ssds setup as raid 10. Do you recommend something else or a different config? Also, as far as setup... can I leave fms server installed on the server internal ssd and just move the hosted databases to the raid drive? Is this the correct setup to maximize the raid speed? very interested to see what apfs has to offer in the fall.
  9. I was thinking of getting something like this and putting 4 ssds in it setup as RAID 1+0 (my understanding is that will offer me the most performance.) Does this act as a RAID controller? Also? I just put the database file on that raid drive yes? I don't install fms on the raid. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=details&O=&Q=&ap=y&c3api=1876%2C{creative}%2C{keyword}&gclid=CMeB7--QotQCFRB0fgodc1EDnQ&is=REG&sku=1046491
  10. I'm thinking of redoing my fm server and upgrading to 16. My users experence a lot of slow down when remote users are connected or when multiple users are in the same layout/table doing data entry. Im hoping setting up a raid 1+0 might solve this. I have a Mac Pro trash can server with 16gb ram. Right now server and the database are stored on the same single ssd. should I keep the server app installed on the internal ssd and move the database file to a thunderbolt raid? Is that how I get the most benefit? can anyone recommend a great raid controller or point me to a setup recommendation?
  11. Thanks Wim, so from the sounds of it (given my user-base of 40 and everyone hitting the same table a lot), you don't sound surprised that I'm having performance issues with a MacMini server 2.3 Intel i7. Is that right?
  12. Right now I have a MacMini server 2.3 Intel i7 16gb of ram on OSX 10.9.4 machine that hosts 3 files that about 40 users connect to. My issue (which I posted about in another thread (see below) is that most users are all on the same data entry layout during the day. If there are 1-10 people or so there doesn't seem to be a performance issue, but when everyone is connected local and remote users all take a significant performance hit. Sometimes almost making the database unusable when a lot of data entry is happening. People get in and out of records very quickly so there is a lot of committing going on. As an experiment today I installed FMS 13 on a 3.7 quad core Mac Pro (trash can) and used that as the server and had all 40 people connect to it instead. The performance seemed to be much better. I am going to leave it on that machine for a couple days and see if the performances stays up. This is why I'm contemplating getting a Mac Pro. I'm open to other ideas though. Do you think the higher spec machine is the reason for my success? I do have two 360works server side solutions running (zulu calendar and email plugin) installed on the server machine that I didn't move to the new machine yet so it isn't a full apples to apples comparison however I don't think those two items are my issue. Here is my other thread I posted my issues about:
  13. I'm going to be buying a new FM server machine. I want it to be Mac. I'm thinking of getting the Mac Pro trash can however I don't know if it would be better to get the 3.7 quad core or the 3.5 6-core. Also, is 16 gb of RAM enough? Any thoughts are much appreciated!
  14. I seem to have an issue where local users experience a huge performance drop when remote users are connected. Is there anything I can do to limit this problem? server is 13 on a macmini 16gb ram. Just a couple years old. Everyone is on macs
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