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  1. Ocean West

    Only show tabs with script

    you will need to use slide panels and a button bar or regular buttons to navigate to a tab and conditionally hide the buttons
  2. i can't remember if horizontal alignment works on wd - but in order to only show one or two rows of text you could use padding so that you don't see partial cut off text.
  3. you could count the length of the field - and have a "...read more" popover -
  4. there isn't a function in WD that will slide objects accordingly. you have to set it to the largest item or a smaller item and a disclosure popover to show more content.
  5. Ocean West

    SSL Certificate Installation FM Server 17

    Here is a tool that an walk you thru the SSL certificate request and installation https://thebrainbasket.com/?p=549
  6. Ocean West

    Switch words in a Txt Field ?

    Greetings Günter, welcome to the forums! here is a way to script this. FMF SAMPLE.fmp12
  7. https://fmhelp.filemaker.com/docs/edition/en/migration/
  8. Ocean West

    Noob Question: External container storage

    FileMaker Remote containers differ from SuperContainer. FileMaker does its job by trying to only maintain one copy of a given attachment therefore in your example above for the open storage - many developers will include the unique ID or some other primary key to the path. "CHECK_LIST_DATA/Container_lxr/" & Table::UUID & "/" or "CHECK_LIST_DATA/Container_lxr/" & Table::ID & "/" this will create a folder for each attachment where that attachment will reside. Plus if your storing them in OPEN manner you may have some means of matching records to attachments should something go sideways. (with secure containers all bets are off) I believe FMP does a md5 check on the path and attachment and if it already exists may create internal hard links to the other records. All developers recommend not messing with remote container folders so as not to break connection to the record. In one project I used a path of: folder & "/" where folder was a field. Choose ( Length ( _ID_Image ) ; "0" ; "0000" ; //1 "0000" ; //2 "0000" ; //3 Left ( _ID_Image ; 1 ) & "000" ; //4 Left ( _ID_Image ; 2 ) & "000" ; //5 Left ( _ID_Image ; 3 ) & "000" ; //6 Left ( _ID_Image ; 4 ) & "000" ; //7 ) based on the length of the image id it would place images in to folders of 1000 to be more performant you don't want a directory of 30k images. depending on the nature of the file I have also name spaced the folders to be YYYY / MM / ID so that you can get a sense of when files were uploaded. If needed adjust backup of files that are ancient and seldom change. SuperContainer only stores a url to the file. And it has the added advantage so that you can obfuscate the URL by a UUID and then send that link to a third party where they can see the attachment, pdf / zip - I have used it in the past as a way to send large files, and only emailng a link - and not need a third party service to transfer large files. one thing to be aware of is the hard limit of file path on windows - i think 256 characters including / and spaces. (if memory serves)
  9. FileMaker, Inc. Releases Updated Platform for Quick Custom App Creation Latest release delivers development, mobility, administration and integration features that increase productivity SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 15, 2018 – Today FileMaker, Inc. announced the release of the FileMaker 17 Platform, the latest version of its widely used custom app platform. The release features starter apps and master-details layouts to make app development even easier. It also includes a redesigned FileMaker Server Admin Console and new FileMaker Admin API to help streamline custom app management. Companies of all types, from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, use the FileMaker Platform to quickly and easily create custom apps that solve their unique challenges and meet their business goals. The FileMaker 17 Platform release focuses on innovative updates for mobility and development to make custom apps even more versatile and easier to create. Apps can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. Learn more about the FileMaker 17 Platform: www.filemaker.com/platform/overview.html Download a free trial Updates include: Development: Starter apps: Get started more quickly by choosing one of six new starter apps. Add more functionality to an app by connecting an add-on table. Master-detail layouts: Leverage the new portal enhancements to create common design patterns like master-detail layouts. Redesigned layout mode: Create custom apps more easily with layout tools that are more discoverable through convenient panes inside the document window. Mobility: Sensor support: Using a new calculation function, mobile apps can capture information from iOS sensors in iPad or iPhone devices. Configure local notification: Display a local notification on an iPad or iPhone device when FileMaker Go is not running or is in the background. Drag and drop: Go faster with drag and drop of text, photos, and files between apps on iPad devices running iOS 11.2. Administration and Integration: FileMaker Server Admin Console: Redesigned to be more lightweight with a streamlined user interface. FileMaker Admin API trial: Get REST API access to manage and administer FileMaker Server. Trial expires Sept. 27, 2019. FileMaker Data API: This improved REST API includes support for FileMaker Server scripts, the ability to upload files to container fields, and a more standardized API format. Ann Monroe, vice president of worldwide marketing and customer success, FileMaker, Inc., said: “With the FileMaker 17 Platform, not only can users do more in less time, but they also can do more on the go. Business teams of all sizes are looking to improve productivity, and this launch builds on FileMaker’s track record of providing a unified tool for quickly creating and deploying custom apps.” About FileMaker, Inc. FileMaker, Inc., an Apple subsidiary, delivers a unified platform for easily creating custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web. Business teams use the FileMaker Platform to streamline their operational processes, boosting overall productivity. Media contact: Jessica M. Pasko Nadel Phelan, Inc. for FileMaker, Inc. 1-831-440-2412 filemaker@nadelphelan.com
  10. Ocean West

    Footer does not print

    You have zero page margins on the top, bottom, and right. possibly your currently defined printer may not accommodate zero print margins.
  11. from the parent table you can do a Count ( child::boolean ) and a Sum ( child::boolean ) the count would give you say 6 child records the Sum would tell you 4 of them are true or 1.
  12. So you saying... 5/1/2018 5/2/2018 5/3/2018 5/4/2018 5/5/2018 5/10/2018 are days already scheduled and you want too get a list of dates that is 5/6/2018 5/7/2018 5/8/2018 5/9/2018 5/11/2018 5/12/2018 ... 5/31/2018 This to get your range of days of the month http://www.briandunning.com/cf/1509 and this to compare the two lists http://www.briandunning.com/cf/193
  13. Ocean West

    Group Updates

    Welcome to the forums Chris. What you are describing is a party model relationship. https://community.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-8358
  14. Ocean West

    Deployment Advice

    an FMGo solution might be more ideal then web direct as browser sessions will tend to time out and users will have to repeatedly log in. Just depends on the tasks and information needed.
  15. Ocean West


    it should i use that technique all the time - when you mean HIDE are you using conditional formatting or hide object when? - also do one more thing... Set the Layout setup to this as well. Delineate Field frames will cause with sliding and your field borders from displaying.

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