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  1. Hi Wim and Ocean West thanks a lot for the feedback. (and sorry for cross posting, but I like both forums) I'll take all these points into consideration. I see the pros and cons of both options, and tend to lean towards two separate files. I just wanted to know if FMP itself would kind of force me to this decision due to technical limitations, but that is not the case. And that is good to know. They are not in a hurry, so I have the time to give it some thought. Thanks again, Daniel EDIT: sorry, I forgot to mention that in the other forum someone pointed me to
  2. Hi, maybe not totally the right sub forum, but I couldn't find a better place... I have a client with an already complex system (60 tables, around 6000 fields total, 477 relationships, 1315 scripts, 400 layouts, file is 900Mb) and he is now asking to add a quotes module, which, due to the technical nature of their business, will also contain a lot of tables, calculations and relationships and so on. Before I start building this quotes module I would like to know if there is a limit to what you should or can put into one file. I'd prefer to keep everything in one file be
  3. Hi, I am familiar with the send mail script step. What I'd like to do is include the first an last name when sending an email. In that way the receiver can choose 'add to contacts' and the first and last name plus the email will be added to contacts. If you make a calc field with firstlastnamefield & " <" & emailaddressfield & ">" and copy and paste the contents of this field into the 'to' field in Mail, it will include the first and last name together with the email address. However, if you use the same field in the script step Send Mail in the 'To' field, it rec
  4. Hi Comment, Dont worry, I'm not a native English speaker and in my language 'but' is an overused word that can connect almost anything in a sentence. Unfortunately (?) language is not like code, where you get a syntax error when you do not express yourself correctly... :-)
  5. Yes comment, for some things I agree. But in some solutions there are typical values that need to be user adjustable like start of high and low season of the current year, nominal accounts for for invoices, allowed book years/months, default payment book, etc. Some of these might even differ from user to user. I often end up with a settings table with one record for general settings, and a user table for user preferences with a record per user. (Like default go to list or form view, open some tools in separate or main window, etc.) Dan
  6. Its not so much work to avoid that people create extra records by using a custom menu. And as an extra in the startup script you could verify if there is only one rec. if not, it omits the first, and deletes the others. It can also check if the other unlikely scenario happens: the one record that should be there gets deleted. (With a custom menu this is easily avoided, but still.... You might have done it yourself in admin mode) In that case the solution can ask if it is starting from a clone, and then it can create a record and prompt the user to fill in the needed info... Custom men
  7. Idea is good, just dont use globals but have only one record in Settings and use 'normal' fields....
  8. Hi again, discovered some things you might find good to know... I've got it all working in Yosemite, even after I installed the server tools. (leaving web services off) That all works. There is however a new screen in server tools called 'access'. It is like a port based firewall where you can define through which ports access is allowed to the server and by which users. As soon as you set something in that screen it apparently enables this firewall and from that moment on web direct stops working. Hence the 'connection refused' message. So for now I went back to a backup of the system with
  9. Hi Claus, Really appreciate your efforts, but I formatted my drive, installed Mavericks (for now) and am installing FMS updates one by one. First deployed, tested if everything works, and it does, and now make a full disk image backup before every next step. (this is how I work for clients, but for my own server I tend to 'live dangerous', but lesson learned ;-) Haven't installed server tools yet, first make sure that FMS is working with web direct. Once everything works and I have backup I'll update to Yosemite, and last step is the server tools, but now I can always go back to my backups
  10. Hi Claus, OK I tried the launch service and graceful commands, stop ams, restart, etc. did not help. Then I de-installed FMS completely, removed everything that the uninstaller does not remove manually, restarted, installed the whole thing from scratch, re-installed, same thing happens. (connection refused on port 80) Guess there is something wrong somewhere else in the OS. Updated Java, etc. but no way to get it to work. (this is all with OSX web Server tools switched off) Guess best thing is to do a fresh install of Mac OSX... Thanks for your help.
  11. Hi Claus, Today I went through your documentation and tools. But the more I read it, the more I had the feeling that this was far beyond what I need. Thing is, I do not use OSX Server for hosting websites, and I keep the website services switched off. I mainly use it for VPN, proper file sharing, and testing. Having said that I tried to go through your instructions, but stopped somewhere halfway when it was mentioned that I needed to have the documents for the virtual hosts in the right locations. That is unknown territory for me. I would just like to know why FM web direct does not want to
  12. Hi Claus Thanks a lot for your quick reply and help. I just downloaded the mentioned document. I just wanted to say a quick thank you and will let you know how it goes. Might take a couple of days, this issue is on my home server which is there for testing, and coming days I am out working for clients. But I got something to read ;-) Just for clarity: I first installed and deployed FMS13 before I did anything with Apple's Server Tools (AST). I hadn't even installed them because I know about the issues between FMS and AST. Only after trying everything with FMS13 (de-install, re-install,et
  13. I had to update my FM Server Mac to Yosemite and I cannot seem to enable web services. During deployment I get the message: Test web server (http://127.0.0.1:80/fmi-test/test.xml): Connection refused (Please note that this is different from 'ports are in use' which is the other common error;-) I can install and deploy FM Server 13.05 without a problem, I just can't enable web services. I did a lot of testing, de-installed, manually deleted the Library-FM server folder, etc. Re-installed, etc. (when I re-install I did get the message port 80 and 443 are in use, and did choose disable web
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