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  1. Hi Charles Please reach out to me directly via email: stanley.carswell at telekom.com - because this is a corporate gig, the first step would be to send a resume. As I wrote above, we are considering adding a contractor, and if I can show that there are qualified candidates who fit that profile, then it would strengthen the case to do it that way. Thanks Stanley
  2. FULL-TIME FILEMAKER DEV NEEDED Due to the recent departure of a key member of our FileMaker dev team, we are looking for a full-time dev; the job description follows. This is technically a 9 to 5 office job, but due to COVID-19 there's really no such thing any more, so working remotely is totally acceptable. The team office is in Connecticut, but I'll be honest and say that nobody really goes there any more. You would be working for a global multi-national telecoms corporation, with some responsibility for server and staff support globally; this translates into some flexible/unusual worki
  3. Hi Wim Thanks for that info. I'll dig deeper into the API to see what we need to do there. Stanley
  4. Hi Wim Ah, yes, the xml API. Not something I've used very much, I have to admit. The scenario is this: we have an external system (based on who-knows-what, probably SAP) whose admin wants to exchange transaction-based data with one of our FileMaker 11 systems, running on FMS. By this I mean he wants to set it up so that when an order is processed in his system, data is pushed out to our FMP system, and then when that data is modified in a specific way in FMP, we push data back out to his system. Normally when we do this with external systems, we use a file-exchange process, where w
  5. Hi All: I have recently had a query from a colleague where he wants to exchange data with FileMaker Server via HTTPS Post of xml data. Has anyone been able to set something like this up, as a two-way data exchange? I imagine that it might not be possible via HTTPS, but perhaps as HTTP? Any suggestions are welcome, as I have not seen any evidence that this is possible. Thanks in advance Stanley
  6. Incrementing '00001' when it is defined as a text field will maintain the formatting. This is commonly done when creating serial numbers that need leading zeros for padding (because, for example, that format is required for export or whatever.) Cheers Stanley
  7. Hi Yianibb: You need FileMaker Pro 12, which is the client version. See here: http://www.filemaker.com/products/filemaker-pro/?homepage=fmp-product-line You can download a free 30-day trial from FMI which will let you edit your file. Cheers Stanley
  8. Hi wvms: You should be able to stop the server from the command line (using Terminal on the Mac). I barely ever use the command line so I won't give you faulty instructions here. Use of the command line is very well documented though, and it's a great way to steer around the Admin Console and its quirky behavior. Cheers Stanley
  9. I have a second server running on the same switch, which does not have the same problem. When this has occurred (it's only been twice so far) I have not had the same issue with the second server. However, I have not really compared their configurations too closely. Thanks for the SSL thing - yes, we are using SSL!
  10. Hi All I posted this on TechNet, but want to try you guys as well. We have a very busy production server running FMSA9 on Windows Server 2003 (yeah, go tell it to our IT department) and twice this week users have lost the ability to acquire the server. What we see is this: Users with no files open on the server cannot see the server. Users with any file open on the server can see all the files on the server. Users with any file open on the server can work as normal. Admin can run the console remotely (but a bit slow). Admin can RDC into the server normally.
  11. Hi Krea: What probably happened is that the serial number field you can see was created after some records already existed, and thus those records don't have serial numbers. I will assume that your serial number is being used as a primary key for relationships, meaning you cannot simply replace all the numbers with new numbers. However, if that is NOT the case, you can write a simple looping script to set new serial numbers. Although FileMaker does have an internal record ID, it's not available to you, so you will need to assign the missing serial numbers yourself. Depending on th
  12. Hi genr8er I wouldn't even explore the possibilities. FMP 5 and CDML are so old that you'll no doubt run into all sorts of compatibility issues, even if you do find a browser/OS combination that looks like it works okay. Instead, you should try to use the client's request for a web front end as leverage to get them to upgrade the whole solution. Just my five cents' worth. Stanley
  13. Oh yeah. Basic implementation's not a problem. Fitting it into our solution (which is extremely convoluted) will take a bit of labor, but not that big a deal, really. Thanks to all, and I'll post how it turns out... Stanley
  14. Get(SystemLanguage) doesn't work for us. 75% of the time it will be 'English' (and anyway, English (US) is mm/dd/yyyy and English (UK) is dd/mm/yyyy.) Thanks for the suggestion, though.
  15. Aha! That's a step in the right direction. When a record is exported to xml, the actual system settings for the date are tagged, as follows: DATEFORMAT="M/d/yyyy" or DATEFORMAT="D/m/yyyy" Well done, Comment! Although it'll be a lot of work to implement, at least it is a way to solve my problem. Certainly deserving of a beer at DevCon! Thanks Stanley
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