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  1. SarasotaSam

    3 Things That Are Stopping Me From Using WebDirect

    Thank you for the info. As much as I hate to go this way, I may try to convert my old CWP for fp.7 to 12. I am finding too many gotchas with WebDirect.
  2. SarasotaSam

    3 Things That Are Stopping Me From Using WebDirect

    Xochi, I am working on a Mac and with Safari, the user name and password are remembered. They are not remembered in Chrome and Firefox even though I have Remember passwords for site checked. Am I missing something?
  3. SarasotaSam

    3 Things That Are Stopping Me From Using WebDirect

    Thank you - I learn something everyday when it comes to Filemaker.
  4. SarasotaSam

    3 Things That Are Stopping Me From Using WebDirect

    Xochi Could you tell me what kind of login form you are using because I have tried my form in Safari and Chrome and neither autofills. I am using a layout from my database as the form, but the user name and password fields are global fields so no records show when a user enters it. The global fields are then set to the regular user name and password fields and re-login script is run. Thanks for your help - Sam
  5. SarasotaSam

    3 Things That Are Stopping Me From Using WebDirect

    Thanks Sky, I will give it a try. Would you have any idea as to how to create a "Remember Me" for the user name and password fields for autofill on the FM login page? Sam
  6. SarasotaSam

    3 Things That Are Stopping Me From Using WebDirect

    Thank you both. You have given me hope. I have done the above, but there does not seem to be a way in WebDirect to create a "Remember Me" for the user name and password fields for autofill. If either of you know how to do that, I would be greatly appreciative. I have done the above. One thing to watch out for is to make sure is to make sure the Web Viewer points to https. Triple8 FM hosting is secure so if http is the address in the Web Viewer it will be blank. I maybe wrong on this, but this option seems to only work if I am serving the database through my own Filemaker Server. If I am wrong, how would this work fi the FM Server is remote like on Triple8. Again thanks for the pointers, I am making some progress. Sam
  7. When I first saw WebDirect I thought it was a great replacement for IWP for my database needs, but the devil is in the details. 1. I wanted my users to be able to enter the database without having to go through the Filemaker WebDirect login page. Right now I have a CWP solution where the client logs in and if they have forgotten their login info it will pop-up. Not in the WebDirect login page. I tried using the WebDirect_Params.fmp12 solution which worked fine in Chrome and Firefox, but the WebDirect login page appeared again in Safari. 2. I have my database hosted with triple8 and they do not allow custom home pages on the virtual host, so that on reason I tried using WebDirect_Params.fmp12. They also have a 1 hour timeout period which is too long for my needs. I wanted the user to be logged out after 15 minutes of inactivity. Can not seem to get that to work properly in WebDirect. 3. Which leads me to the last reason which is go to url on logout. If someone has block pop-up windows turned on, the go to url script does not work and the user is returned to the WebDirect login page. If anyone has come up with solutions to these 3 issues, I would be very interested in hearing them. All the Best - Sam
  8. I am working with the FMPHP_Sample.fmp12 database and php to understand how the API for PHP works. Mostly I have gotten things to work, but for a few errors I don't understand. I have a different host for the php files then where the FM server is. I placed the API Example php files on my host and included: FileMaker.php and the FileMaker folder. I can view the list in displayRecords.php and individual records inviewRecord.php I get the following error when I try to create a new record or delete a record (the records are created and deleted): Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/smilep6/public_html/API/deleteRecord.php:5) in /home/smilep6/public_html/API/deleteRecord.php on line 48 I do not know why I am getting this. All I have changed in the php files is this: $fm = new FileMaker('FMPHP_Sample', 'http://domain'); Thanks in Advance - Sam
  9. I am using the WebDirect_Params to have a user enter FM Webdirect without having to use the login screen. This is an example of a find URL: http://domain_name/fm_link.php?fmurl=fm_server&fmfile=WebDirect_Params?First_Name=Helga This works in both Chrome and Firefox where the user is taken directly to the designated layout without having to login with the Filemaker Webdirect login screen. In Safari, however, the user has to login in order to continue the script. Does anyone know why it works in Chrome and Firefox and not Safari? Thanks in advance - Sam
  10. You might want to look at this: Extending WebDirect: URL Parameters http://www.soliantconsulting.com/blog/2015/01/extending-webdirect-url-parameters#comment-321715
  11. I wonder if anyone has had success with WebDirect_Params: Extending WebDirect: URL Parameters I have got the solution to work with Safari, but for some reason it is not working with Chrome or Firefox. I keep getting this error in those browsers: Warningfopen(/tmp/E52E6D36-56A2-BF48-9893-F2E27E7CCE4D.txt) [<a href='function.fopen'>function.fopen</a>]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/website/public_html/php/fm_read.php on line 10 Unable to open file! Here is the php file it is referring to: <?php // check for required parameter, should match the UUID passed in fm write file. if(isset($_GET['file_uuid']) && strlen($_GET['file_uuid'])>0 ){ $filename_string = filter_var($_GET['file_uuid'], FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING); $fn = '/tmp/'.$filename_string.'.txt'; $fr = fopen($fn, "r") or die("Unable to open file!"); echo fread($fr, filesize($fn)); fclose($fr); unlink($fn); // remove the file once read } else { exit('Error: No file.'); } The person who posted the article is not responding to my questions. Any one have any ideas of why it works on one browser, but not the others. Thanks in advance - Sam
  12. SarasotaSam

    WebDirect - Portals not Displaying

    For anyone experiencing the same problem, I discovered that the portals did not like the custom theme I was using. I switched to another theme and the portals worked fine.
  13. I have tried all sorts of portal combinations and they are not showing up on WebDirect. Sometimes they flash on screen, but then quickly disappear. All I see is a thin line that would be on the left side of the portal. Tried in Safari and Chrome with the same results. Any ideas - Sam PS - my database is being served through a Filemaker host.
  14. I am trying to save a database as a self-contained copy where all my container (referenced) are also saved so I can then upload the files to my Filemaker Host. The database failed to save because of many issues such as this one: Record ID 1, field cases::case_done_check] Saving container data resulted in error (5): Invalid command. I removed the offending the fields from the database. Restarted Filemaker and tried to run the same save as a self-contained copy and I got the exact same error even though the offending field is no longer in the database: Record ID 1, field cases::case_done_check] Saving container data resulted in error (5): Invalid command. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance - Sam
  15. My Filemaker Server Host has set their inactivity logout to 1 hour which is much longer than I would like. Is there a way to set up a script trigger to have the user automatically logged out of WebDirect if there is no activity for say 15 minutes. Thanks in advance for your help - Sam
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