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  1. Hello, I am interested in creating a custom App to use as an "Opener" file on an iOS device that I can deploy to some fire departments. They are using filemaker Go already but I would love to replace the filemaker icon and have it automatically find their host file on the server and log them in, vs opening the "recent" files in Filemaker Go and having them click on that. I downloaded X-Code and applied for the developer subscription and also signed up for the filemaker developer annual subscription and attempted to play around with it enough to get things to compile correctly but I think it maybe outside of my expertise range. Is there anyone that is familiar with this process and can guide me into the do's/don'ts of doing it? Also once I have the final version how do I go about deploying it to just a few users? Is there anyone here that does this as a service? Thanks Chris Konash
  2. Adjustable Size Layout

    Ok. Thanks Lee. The file I'm working to implement this in is a hosted file and i think is around 3Gb in size right now. I'll definitely remember that though.
  3. Adjustable Size Layout

    Thanks everyone! I have never been able to figure out how to do that, I am definitely not an expert. I am going to play around with this and see what I can figure out. Thanks again for your time!. Chris
  4. Adjustable Size Layout

    I have a fire department incident report layout which has a portal on it to capture pictures of an incident. After the photo is taken you see a thumbnail of it on the incident report portal. I have a separate layout with mostly the same info which is used to print the incident report if needed. I an wondering how to attach those photos to that "print" layout if there are photos taken at the scene but not have lots of blank pages with empty container fields if there were no photos taken? Thanks Chris Konash
  5. Script Time Lockout

    Thanks everyone. I'm going to try this. I didn't know that. Thanks again!. Chris
  6. Script Time Lockout

    Hi. I have a script that runs to add attendance to a fire department incident report. Before the script runs it checks the current time against the dismissed time of the call. If the current time is more than two hours after the dismissed time the script will not allow you to enter the attendance. My question is how would I add a second means of validation to not allow an attendance record to be added unless 15 minutes have elapsed from the start of the call while keeping the two hour time out component? Thanks Chris
  7. Hello, I have a few fire departments that use my database, each department connects using filemaker Go. In their database they have a button that runs a script that will collect some fields from an "Incident Report" and save them in a script parameter and then open a mutual aid database that is used by many towns. It opens the mutual aid database using the open URL script step and the username and password are hard coded into the script. The opening of that file triggers a script to run and create a new record in the mutual aid database and pulls in the field info it needs from the script parameter, then the script closes the mutual aid database. What I am looking to do is not change the way an incident is "created" with the scripts i mentioned but rather figure out how to give the Chief of a local fire station the ability to one click open and "monitor/edit" the mutual aid database where he can see the apparatus that are being assigned to his emergency. Since he would have edit abilities I wanted there to be some security on that account. Since each town manages their own user accounts within their databases, using a table, a layout and some scripts to create and delete their own user accounts in their database I don't think there is a good way to also create that user account in the mutual aid database at the same time. Here is what I was thinking. Run a script in the hosted FD database that captures the user account name as a variable and then opens the mutual aid database using OPEN URL. Then creating a user account with the same user name as the hosted fire department chief that wants access to see the mutual aid database, I could use any random password i guess so they will not need to know it. This would give me the ability to log any changes they make based on the account user name. I think that's something I can do but my question is I want that person to have continued access to the database and if they click the button in their database to access the mutual aid database they would get an error saying that this user account already exists no? What's the best way to deal with that? Thanks for your time! Chris Konash
  8. Just want to say thank you so very much to the three of you that helped me. I was able to decipher what you shared with me and implement it into our fire departments database and now we can create a record and use the scrip parameter to dump in the vital info into a different database that our county will use to monitor incoming fire apparatus. I definitely could not have done that without you. Thanks so much!
  9. I have tried a few different variations of what you described and none of them return we I would have hoped. All of the data is entered into the first script paramenter field and it is still the name of the Table:Field from File 1. See attached. Any ideas? Thanks Chris
  10. Hello, I am definitely not an expert on the filemaker scripting of open file vs open URL but your direction in assisting me to find the needed reading material was awesome, thank you so much. I have never done the XML data exchange so I wouldn't know how to even start that process... Using the Open URL script step, I messed around with it this morning and am able to get the File 1 to open File 2 with the embedded user and password and also get the intended script to run. Adding in the script parameter into the URL is where I get hung up. I added the info as it appears below in the picture but it does not return the data from File 1, it simply returns the literal text that is in the script parameter of the open URL script parameter. Instead of pulling the address from File 1 into File 2 using the script parameter within the url it is only pulling the table::field. Am i doing something totally wrong? Thanks Chris
  11. Hi Wim, I have tried so many different combinations to Open the second file with the open url script step. I still get a popup dialog window to enter credentials for the file that the script is opening. It sees the file on the server and is attempting to open it but the hard coded username and password don't seem to be working. Am I doing it incorrectly? fmnet:/Username:Password@HostURL.com/NORCON
  12. Thank you very much. This would be a handoff of information between a police server and a fire server which happen to be separate. The user account for the handoff would only be able to access the given fields and nothing else so I guess it's ok to hard-code the credentials. I'll research how to open a fmp file using the url script step and put the credentials in the url and see how that works. If I get into trouble I'll maybe reach out to see what I am doing wrong. Thanks, Chris
  13. Hello, I have been successful in getting the script to open the other file and create a record. What I didn't think of is is it possible to specify an account username and password for it to login to the other file under? It was working great for me because I have the same user account and password for both the databases I was working with. I would prefer not to Login as a Guest since that would kill my security privileges I believe. Anyone know if it is possible to specify a user account and password when using an open file script step? Thanks very much!. Chris
  14. Thank you both for all your help. It was the Java issue. I followed the link you sent, thank you, and restarted the server and everything is working great. Thank you Chris
  15. Thank you Agnes and Ryan!. I don't think I downloaded java 6, i think it was a different version. I will work on that now. The email plugin has been working great both locally in the file and also on the shared server that I was on. The people over at Point In Space were awesome in getting things up and running on the shared server. Now that I am on a dedicated server I am trying to do it myself. I think the register script step is definitely in the several scripts that run on the schedule so I don't think that is an issue here. I'll get back to everyone shortly. Thanks Chris

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