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  • Birthday 05/20/1961

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    Director of Research
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    Medical Research
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    Cape Town, South Africa
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    FileMaker, Flyfishing, Astronomy, Geocaching

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  1. I'm sure this was deprecated a few versions back, but it would be nice to get a full listing of active clients on the server. I used to use this to check for multiple logins with the same account (which was a security problem suggesting accounts were being shared). Now, it seems, one has to specify the Client ID to get Account Name info as LIST CLIENTS does not offer the same. One could first do a LIST CLIENTS to source the IDs and then loop through each client using the STATUS CLIENT Command, but a simple option to list all would save a lot of scripting.
  2. Eventually I closed all databases, omitted all use of %20 and used filemac:/System/Volumes/FMP External/Container Data/ and reopened the databases on the server.
  3. I can sense the eye rolls but, I’ve just upgraded to FMS19 on a MacPro after upgrading it to Big Sur and the database container fields are reporting missing files. I have defined the alternate database folder and its associated external storage volume which was verified. Could I have the syntax wrong? I have “filemac:/System/Volumes/External Data/Container Data/“. “External Data” is the name of my external drive. The “Volumes” folder is of course hidden but would that matter? I’ve tried unhiding it, but to no avail. Should one use “%20” in lieu of spaces? Should one use the sub folde
  4. I have solved this problem.
  5. I previously used ODBC Manager (32 bit) to great success importing data directly from Filemaker Server to JMP. I recently upgraded to Catalina (MacOS 10.15.5) and knew that one of the casualties would be this ODBC utility. I downloaded the 64 bit ODBC manager from Actual Technologies and successfully installed it but get the following message when trying to open an FM database from within the ODBC interface in JMP: dlopen(/Library/ODBC/FileMaker ODBC.bundle/Contents/MacOS/fmodbc.so, 6): image not found I have navigated to Actual Technologies' web site believing I should download an
  6. I have put together what I firmly believe to be a very polished FM solution for IOS and plan to push this to Apple's App store as a first time developer quite soon using Filemaker's SDK/XCode kit. I do realise the complexity behind this, including catering for data protection during version updates, multilingual distribution, security options, etc. However, my question relates to the legality of: embedding the Web Viewer Tool in the App which, as a small feature of the App, will automatically search the internet for images based on existing field entries. using Google
  7. Thanks for your reply, and apologies for the ambiguity and hope I don't add further to the confusion with my reply. As I understand it, to be a member of the Filemaker Business Alliance, one needs to have a business track record in FM development for at least two years. Although I have many decades under my belt as far as FM solution development is concerned, I have never sold any of my solutions since I deploy them in my area of influence within my own institution as added value, in addition to my principal role which has nothing at all to do with IT. It occurred to me that, as app
  8. I must state upfront that this is not a technical question and has certainly been asked within other contexts but which is one which I feel represents an ever larger elephant in the room. Although it may be early days, Progressive Web Applications, as opposed to native mobile Apps, seem to be looming on the not too distant horizon (see the post on Medium entitled "Native Apps are Doomed" by Eric Elliott). Is this not reason enough for Filemaker to become less stringent with respect to promoting the sale of FM solutions other than via their Business Alliance? I have been an FM develo
  9. Anyone know if other features may be included in the Insert from Device script step in future releases of FMP and supported by FMGo so that other sensors could be interrogated, for example the barometer on iPhone 6/7/6+/7+? For now though, is there perhaps an ingenious workaround to access this data?
  10. Yes, after using the camera, barcode recognition no longer triggers unless one quits the app. Since my solution typically leads to the camera being subsequently used to insert an image of the product in the related record created with the barcode scan, the bug is critical to its success. Great that the bug has been logged by others. Thanks for the heads up!
  11. I developed a solution which utilises the barcode reader function. This worked perfectly in FMGo 14 on an iPhone 6 Plus. I upgraded to FMGo 15 but at the same time made a few programming changes, although not to the script containing the 'Insert from Device function'. On activating the script, the camera would activate and the barcode would be read successfully but, on a later occasion, the camera would activate, but not trigger on the same barcode as before and the camera would remain in scan mode unless cancelled. Thinking this was due to the changes I made, I spent hours trying to overcome
  12. I guess the App extensions addition to FMGo 15 accommodates saving to the Photos app, as well as direct sharing to FB/Pinterest/Twitter etc., although still not scriptable.
  13. I have developed a solution for IOS devices which also utilizes scripts that facilitate importing of GPS coordinates and especially photos from the device, i.e. iPhone or iPad, within FMGo. Although I have scripted the possibility of emailing images originally captured by the solution outside of the solution, there does not seem to be a possibility for exporting the captured image to the Photos app and thus pushing them to the iCloud. I know one could first capture the image in the Camera app and then import it into a container within the solution, but this distracts from the all-in-one nature
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