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    http://www.froodware.com
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  1. Hello all, To make it easy for users to open their solution with an icon on their Desktop I've always made two different start files: - one for connecting from inside the local network with the datasource set to their local IP address: fmnet:/192.168.1.2/SolutionName - one for connecting via WAN with the datasource set to their WAN IP address or hostname: fmnet:/hostname.com/SolutionName But actually it would be cleaner to get this functionality with just one starter file, which automagically picks the right path. I tried adding both local and WAN hostname in the datasource
  2. Probably some permission thing that got resolved by de-compressing the folder on the target machine.
  3. I've been using Dropbox for this and suppose Google Drive could also be used. The trick is to add the fmserver user to the privileges of each folder in the path to the final backup location. So if your Dropbox is located at /Users/Admin/Dropbox, you'll have to add the fmserver user with read/write permissions to the Users, Admin and Dropbox folder When defining the path in the 'Edit a schedule...' assistant, you'll have to enter something like filemac:/Macintosh HD/Users/admin/Dropbox/ Hope this helps!
  4. The installer will indeed not run correctly on Sierra, this appears to be due to the installation package not being compatible with the new installer application. One of the symptoms is that the serial number entry part of the installation script is skipped. Installing on a machine with an older MacOS and then dragging the application over to the machine running Sierra seems to work OK though, just like having Filemaker 11 installed before upgrading to Sierra.
  5. I had to migrate a Mac OS Mini Server running Mavericks 10.9.5 and Filemaker Server 13 to Filemaker Server 14.0.4 on El Capitan 10.11.6 today. It turned out to be an unpleasant and tiring operation, so I wrote a little manual that hopefully can help and save time for other people running into this situation. Some steps my not be necessary, but the following list describes the road I took, stumbling from one problem to the next. Rest assured that I left out a lot of swearing and three letter words that were also part of the process ;-) Greetings Ernst Backup your
  6. Hi Joost, How can a user paste a 0x0 character in a field, and is that somehow visible in a regular layout, or did you have to find out by using the 'Code ( text )' function? Ernst
  7. Hi Lee, thanks for your reply. I checked the FMGo_Training_Tool file and learned that the portal scrollbar actually works, or more to the point, is tappable when zoomed in a lot. Still something FM should improve, and while they're at it also add swiping up & down, because that is the real way one is supposed to scroll on an iDevice. A great change for them to improve this, because they don't have to worry about backwards compatibility! I'll submit a feature request. I hope a lot of other users do this as well! Best, Ernst
  8. I noticed that portals with a scrollbar do not scroll when viewed on Filemaker Go, at least on my iPad they don't. Neither by touching the scrollbar to the right of the portal, nor by swiping up/down in the portal list. Anybody else noticed this? Best, Ernst
  9. Hi Andy, Good morning from the other side of the planet! I've never seen this work. I got as far as delaying the closing of the database by entering a loop, but when exiting the loop the database would close after all. This might have changed with v7, so I'll try again, but I really doubt if FM changed this behaviour. Grtz, Ernst.
  10. Hi Terry, Welcome to the forum! To avoid the extra spaces when printing or previewing your document have a look at the the "Sliding/Printing" in the "Format" menu. This works very well when you print your document in list mode. If your document is printed from a layout with a portal you will need to re-write your printing script to jump to the database that your document-lines are in and then print them as list. Hope this helps, Ernst.
  11. Hi Paolo, >>the globals do not have values entered. does this matter? Actually it doesn't matter. And zero records found doesn't matter either. Just tried both. Sorry for this bad advise. Maybe a corrupted file? Ernst.
  12. Hey Paolo, Could it be that there are zero records found in one of the files? Do the globals have a value entered? Succes, Ernst.
  13. Hi /P If you script navigation between layouts (i.e. do NOT use the layout popup menu in the statusbar) then you could keep track of all the windows you visit by adding an extra script step to each navigation script that appends the new layout's number + a carriage return to a global text field. You het the number of the current layout with the Get(Current layoutnumber) function. The back button would then trigger a script that takes the last value of this list and does a Goto Layout (number by calculation) to take you back to the previously visted layout. The script would then have t
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