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  1. Hi everyone, on a file accessed via filemaker Go 17, I am using a scripted navigation to move records up and down in a portal that is inside a popover. This has worked in filemaker 12 like a charm and also works on a filemaker client. The records smoothly move up and down the list. However in Filemaker Go, the portal follows every move of the script as if it is not aware of the freeze portal. EG the down button is to move the record one record further down inside the filtered and sorted portal (like so) This is the script. - freeze window and go to portal - go to first line of portal and loop through the portal until I hit the record to move - go to next line and give the position field the value of my record to be moved - go to line above and give the position field the value of my record +1 - commit record and refresh portal via an x join - go to last line of the portal - go to the line of position of my record to be moved. Would anyone be aware of this issue or know a workaround to stop the portal from flickering? Thanks so much
  2. Yes, that makes total sense. So storing should not be an issue, the collaboration is what does not work. So users outside of filemaker could have read only access to the files, e.g. the tax accountant could have read access to the documents that are stored via filemaker. A project manager on the go without filemaker access could do the same, just the editing bit does not work then. Not bad so far...
  3. In the past, we have been using filemaker to take care of everything business related. Due to many people now working connected while on the move and the mix between clients and team collaborating on files, there are more and more times where people work on say e.g. an Excel file together while on the move. The mac server that hosts filemaker server could have the dropbox app installed and be logged in and a specific folder on the dropbox share of that server could have the permission for fmserver to read and write. What would be the drawbacks besides the time to synch once something is posted to use a folder on dropbox to host external container data? Would this not open the option for everyone that has access to those files to amend even without filemaker when on the move? Those files could also be made available for someone like a tax consultant as read only via a link? Filemaker would then do the role of the DMS? Before we have used Supercontainer but with files outside of FM, people would need to download / checkout then re upload. This would get rid of the problem. In case of an error, that file could be restored from the dropbox logic. Any thoughts / ideas on this? Thank you.
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    Multiple Company Shared Database Anchor Buoy

    Ouch FItch, that is a little embarrassing that I never came upon this. Its probably when you are so locked on developing stuff for a single company only that you forget about the big picture. Well, thanks.
  5. Hi everyone, Not sure if this is even the right subcategory, feel free to hint. For several years, I continued to enhance our company database as we grow and collect data, invoices, articles, clients, companies. Now we opened a second company that I would like to integrate into the existing one. We want to share our contacts, companies and articles but not our invoices, bills and several other things. The database is build on the anchor buoy model, some selector connector methodology as well. Each user has a company code in his profile. In my ideal world depending on the user, his database connections would look at his own "invoices" or "bills" records file. But that of course is not possible, right? Is there a way to archieve this at all or am I stuck to record with a company code "flag" field? Thanks for your thoughts
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    SSL Certificate Installation FM Server 17

    as weird as it gets some days, omitting a $ sign in the password for the SSL certificate did it for me together with the concentated root and intermediate that I got from Thawte. Solved- thanks
  7. cat traveller

    SSL Certificate Installation FM Server 17

    I used text editor to open serverrequest.pem used this to paste the key into thawte and then on filemaker import used the certificate from thawte the private key - serverkey pem and the intermediate certificate, Still did not work, sorry
  8. cat traveller

    SSL Certificate Installation FM Server 17

    Yes, absolutely. The Thawte comes only with two files, the certificate and the intermediate certificate. Thanks
  9. cat traveller

    SSL Certificate Installation FM Server 17

    That whitepaper is an excellent source to get this started. However I cannot get my Filemaker17 Server to install the certificate. - I ran fmsadmin to create the CSR request - I pasted the CSR to the CA authority, using Thawtes SSL 123 certificate - chose Signature hash algorithm: SHA-256 SH1 - downloaded the certificate. However filemaker does not accept the certificate: "either the certificate file is wrong or the private key file cannot be used with the password" From what I see I am doing everything right :( Has anyone had the same problem? Thanks a lot
  10. 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.
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    Search Button Disabled in Find Mode

    Had the same issue, in my case I forgot to switch the menu set to one that included Search. Turning on the standard menu set including all options did the trick.
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    Needed Bandwidth for Ethernet- connecting two offices

    I would really like to know what program you would use for access. Obviously, there would have to be a multiple user logon to the server. If I remember correctly real VPN is only one user logged onto the server, right? Thanks for the suggest, but VNC is only for a single user session logon, right? Guacamole is only for linux and windows? What would be your alternative to use for a mac osx server and multiple users?
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    Needed Bandwidth for Ethernet- connecting two offices

    Yes, this would be great performance wise. But then I would like to have users log in with a profile. If I remember correctly, multiple user sessions can only be done with a program such as http://www.aquaconnect.net/remote-desktop-services or what would you recommend? All users are using macs. Thanks
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    Needed Bandwidth for Ethernet- connecting two offices

    Hi ggt667, thanks for replying to this. What I am trying to find out is how to somehow measure the necessary bandwidth with the database I have buildt. This would move me from thinking that I might have designed well to knowing I have the right bandwith needed. Good idea to have the interface on a local file. That will be possible. Thank you.
  15. Hi everyone, in the near future we would like to connect our first office with a new one, some 300miles from the first. We are running a FMS14 server and the clients are connecting via FMP. Currently I am looking into a dedicated line from Telekom that is providing a dedicated LAN connection between the two offices (called LAN connect or Ethernet Connect). They have different bandwidths, starting at 2,5Mbit/s to 5 MBit/s and going up to 10GBit/s (unaffordable obviously). Has anyone done tests with a line like this and experience with performance? I am not looking into the usual tweaks that can help WAN performance (unstored calcs etc), I would be really interested in what a dedicated Ethernet line does compared to a fast Internet connection. Furthermore- where could I look at the server to calculate the actual needed bandwidth of that line? I tested using FMS14 on an EC2 machine with a fast internet connection (the EC2 M4 Extra Large) connecting with a 50MBit / 10 MBit Internet connection but was not happy with the performance. Thanks for your opinions.

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