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  1. Help! I have spent days trying to get the BaseElements plugin to load. My setup is Mac with FMS16 and BaseElements 3.3.7. I have setup a small test database which populates a field using a simple function (BE_Version). I have put the plugin in the two folders: /Library/FileMaker Server/Database Server/Extensions /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins The first folder seems to be OK but the plugin for WebDirect is not working. One issue is that the permissions might be incorrect but all derivatives that I try seem to fail: chmod g+wrx /Library/FileMaker Server/Web Publishing/publishing-engine/cwpc/Plugins/BaseElements.fmplugin Each time I try something different, I close the databases and restart the server. I have even reinstalled FileMaker Server. Does anyone have any ideas? ...thanks in advance
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    MirrorSync with Repeating fields

    No sorry, this does not work. I upgraded MirrorSync to 2.506, went through the MirrorSync config again so to be able to re-copy the scripts, created a new download link (empty clone), downloaded it to the iPad and onOpen, the MirrorSync is run. Repeating fields with data on the server do not have data on the iPad, same as before. It generated an error (sent to you via Bug Report) saying foreign key (zzt_rega_id) does not exist in data columns... the field in question is a standard text field, no auto enter, calc or repetitions and exists both on table and layout. Hope this helps.
  3. maverik_uk

    MirrorSync with Repeating fields

    If MirrorSync does not support repeating fields, then you should reflect that in your documentation: http://docs.360works.com/index.php/MirrorSync_advanced_topics I keep getting a 102 'Field is missing' error, but I know my Sync layouts have all the right fields, what's wrong with it? Make sure that the sync layouts are matching in both the offline and server copy. If you have repeating fields, make sure the fields show the maximum number of repetitions that are defined in the field definitions. In other words, if a field can repeat 5 times, make sure the repetitions in the inspector show 5. http://static.360works.com/plugins/MirrorSync/changelog.txt MirrorSync 1.4 (11/2/2012) * Fixes an issue where repeating fields had leading zeros I have spent over 2 days trying to get this to work which is lost money I will never recover. Your products and support are normally very good but this has weakened my confidence as it has taken 72 hours to get an answer to an issue which is causing a show-stopping problem to find that it never worked as stated when purchased and it was a known issue.
  4. I am having difficulty getting repeating fields to sync. According to the documentation, both spoke and hub layouts should be identical with the maximum number of repetitions rendered for each field, e.g. a field with a maximum of 20 repetitions should display with 20 repetitions on the sync layout. The sync works fine with all fields and tables except on repeating fields - all 20 repetition values from field on the the hub are showing in the first repetition of the spoke, e.g. in repetition 1 its showing 'value1, value2, value3 etc." with nothing in repetitions 2-20. My setup is FMS14 Mac Server with MirrorSync 2.505 speaking to iPad FM Go 14 clients. Any ideas?
  5. maverik_uk

    MirrorSync script is out of date

    The error was all mine...I renamed the folder that held the MirrorSync scripts which meant MirrorSync could not map to them. Once I corrected this, all seemed to work OK first time, impressive considering 20 tables with 250k records in total.
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    MirrorSync script is out of date

    OK - I have set all of the primary keys to be editable and now I am seeing an error: Error from server: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Calling MirrorSync script on server returned zero records!'. I have checked the layouts and tables involved and all have records.
  7. Using the following configuration: * FileMaker Server 13 on Mac Mini, FileMaker Pro v13 on remote MacBook Pro, MirrorSync 2.406 build 8009 We are seeing the following message when trying to sync using MirrorSync. 'You will not be able to successfully sync. MirrorSync is out of date or missing some script steps. Would you like to save changes anyway?' I have deleted the configuration and started over, then repasted the script steps into the MirrorSync script. I have not been able to repaste the layout as MirrorSync does not request it second time over - does this contain some reference to the original configuration and if so, how do I reset it. Any ideas?
  8. maverik_uk

    Security for Commercial Runtime

    One of the best ways of securing FileMaker is to to remove the Admin username and password. This is done with FM Pro Advanced in Tools:Developer Utilities. I did some work with FileMaker a few years ago and we found that data and code was accessible if you had the FileMaker file. It is still possible to get at data from a runtime data file with the admin privileges removed, but requires a significant effort - days rather than minutes. The main disadvantage of this method is that the file you distribute cannot be edited furtehr so you will need to build an upgrade process into the file. i.e moves the data into a new file.
  9. I am surprised this has not been requested before. My client wants engineers to be able to sync their laptops every time they return to the office and then go back out into the field with a complete system. I could setup lots of update scripts but it strikes me the most efficient way is to upload their changes, then take a complete backup of the system - why make it complicated? Thanks to you all for your help. Jesse I will be in touch.
  10. Firstly apologies if this has already been covered (I'm sure it has but I'll be damned if I can find it!). What is the easiest and cleanest way of initiating a backup of a FileMaker Server based database from FileMaker Pro. I just want the user to be able to click a button on a layout which then backups the files, preferably without using plug-ins. I know I could do this through an event or vb script or bak file perhaps with a timer etc. but is there a cleaner way of initiating this through FileMaker Pro. Cheers in advance.
  11. I have been developing FileMaker since v2.0 and (touch wood) and with sensible development controls, found FileMaker to be a very stable development environment. However I have experienced problems like I've never known with FMP11 / different machines. Brand new files with barely any code/layouts/fields/rships in them are crashing and becoming corrupt. I am currently in direct contact with FileMaker who are not being the most responsive - we will only learn there is a problem when they have an update. Sorry FileMaker but I am reverting to FMP10 and will not be upgrading any of my customers (about 400 users) until testing of the next update resolves what seems to be a serious problem.
  12. maverik_uk

    Importing via ODBC to MS SQL produces 5 records

    I am testing on Mac OSX Leopard using FMPro v9.0.3 although I have encountered the problem on Windows XP client. I am using the Actual Technologies driver for MS SQL. I am in dialogue with Actual although in early stages. From an FM table of 1 record, I do an import script using a stored procedure via ODBC. The stored procedure is designed to create that very same 1 record in the MS SQL table and give me a response back to say the transaction is OK, thus the use of an import. The aim is for the contents of the FM and SQL table to be the same. If there was 5 records in the FM table or SQL table, I would understand - regardless I still end up with 5 SQL records all created within a millisecond of each other. If I go through the process manually from the File:Import menu, I get the same. Like I say, I can dedupe from the SQL side OK but it shouldn't be this way?
  13. As a relative newbie to the world of ESS and ODBC, something has got me flummoxed! When I do an import of a Stored Procedure via ODBC to MS SQL from table with 1 record, FileMaker produces 5 records in my SQL table. The MS SQL staff are happy to resolve it their end but they are finding it too amusing for comfort! : Is there a reason why this happens and more importantly how can I resolve it?
  14. maverik_uk

    Posting a FileMaker created PDF via HTTP

    Sorry you were right - Runtime on Windows cannot create PDFs. I am going to try this plug-in: http://www.schubec.com/en/product_details_883818.html Still yet to solve posting though.
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    Layout Folders

    Many of my solutions can have 50-100 layouts. The constant scrolling in the layout dripdown menu can be painful. Please can we have groups/folders to hold multiple layouts? Thanking FM in anticipation.

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