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    Portland, Oregon

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  1. That said, this is no substitute for proper security. Each user should have an account, either in the file or, better, external authentication. Also - welcome to the forums, please add your FileMaker version and OS to your profile so we can better answer your questions.
  2. For each file: Go to File > Sharing > Configure for WebDirect and select the 'don't display' checkbox. Then send everyone the direct links to the files you want them to access.
  3. No. One table. One layout. Each part is a RECORD in that table.
  4. Oh my. You have a mess here with 'Inspection item 1', 'Inspection item 2', etc. That's generally a terrible design. Each of those should be a single record with a field 'Inspection item'. You could then use a portal or list to display all the inspection items for a give inspection. You could make a button on each item that runs a script that brings up your pass/fail portal in a card window. Or, the script could put the inspection item ID in a global field, and you could display a portal on the inspection layout based on a relationship from the global to the pass/fail table.
  5. It sounds like what you should build is a 'Sample' table that is related to your inspection item. It would just have a single field where you mark it pass or fail (or possibly two fields). It's pretty simple to generate as many records as needed via script. Or, you could make the relationship 'allow create' and go to a layout based on the item with a portal to the sample -- then the user would just enter as many rows as needed. Welcome to the forums.
  6. It's common practice to create a Preferences table that stores a single record. You can work with that data in various ways - through a relationship, via SQL, via script, or load the data into global fields or variables at startup.
  7. I used to collect icons, you'd find a lot of them at places like https://www.smashingmagazine.com/search/?q=freebies But these days everything is flat/SVG. It does make it easier to manage buttons with button states (hover etc.) but icons aren't as fun IMHO. Anyway there are tons of icons out there, SVG and otherwise, in addition to the good suggestions above: https://pinboard.in/u:Fitch/t:icons FileMaker does require a certain format for SVG to work properly. Easiest way to deal with this: https://fmsvg.com/ Welcome to the forums.
  8. Yes it uses the same file format, no conversion needed. However if she adds any of the newer features, then those features won't work in version 12, although you'd still be able to open the file. A lot of good stuff has been added since version 12. And it looks like Windows 10 is your OS so you don't have to worry about that.
  9. Maybe you want to use the portal for data entry and the list view for printing. That's a fairly typical setup.
  10. Yes, Kiosk requires Advanced in your version -- it's no longer a separate product since version 17.
  11. You pretty much described it, the steps you'll need are: Loop Go to Record (next) Pause There is a thing called 'kiosk mode' if you want the slideshow to be full-screen.
  12. https://support.claris.com/s/article/Technical-Specification-for-FileMaker-Server-18?language=en_US "FileMaker Server can host up to 125 FileMaker Pro Advanced files." So yes, you'll need another server, or have you considered consolidating some of your files? By default FMS won't open files with a full-access account that has no password. I'd suggest you add a password to those files, but if you really want to bypass it you can do so via the command line: fmsadmin set serverconfig securefilesonly=false https://fmhelp.filemaker.com/help/18/fms/en/index.html#page/FMS_He
  13. What is the full, exact text of the error?
  14. Check your FileMaker Preferences and make sure 'Use advanced tools' is selected. You have to restart FileMaker after changing the setting. Also please update your user profile with FileMaker version and OS. It helps people answer your questions.
  15. No, the server admin console ignores the folders. However, you can filter by file name.
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