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About Hijack

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    Windows 10 / Windows 2012R2 Server
  1. Seems like FM16 (both fat clients and Go clients) are unable to handle container audio content that has been inserted with the "Insert Audio/Video" script step. Previously in FM15 I was able to get create interactive audio containers that would give me the playback controls on data that was inserted with the "Insert Audio/Video" script step but now, the player controls are present but the audio no longer plays (no error in the fat clients - just click play and the play bar blinks to the end of the line and nothing). Go clients are the same. I can tap the container and be prompted for playback but it errors out with "Cannot access the media". I can export the container and get a valid sound file back from it so the data seems solid. If I attach a sound clip (WAV format) in the container as a regular binary file, Go can play it back and I can script an export and send event to launch the sound in the system sound app but I can't get the internal FM player to play "embedded" sound content any longer. Has anyone else seen this? Is it a known bug? I am at v2 on FM16 fat client and Go client. Thanks
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    Scrollable Text Fields (without entering to edit)

    Thanks for suggestion, Lee. But, unfortunately on an iPhone, there's not much screen real estate to begin with. So, popping into a calculation field that mirrors another text field still calls up the on-screen keyboard which educes reading space even more. I also have some conditional formatting at play and going into edit mode clears those format changes during the edit session in the field.
  3. Anyone have or know of a technique to employ to create a scrollable, read-only text field? This is mostly for FMGo (smaller iPhone display). In large text blocks flagged as read-only you either have to expand the text field to cover all expected text and scroll the entire layout or hack something together with a web viewer showing the text which requires a fair bit of html crafting to get the formatting to look right with the other layout objects. I'd like a more seamless solution (if one is possible) that keeps the hacking down to a minimum. thanks
  4. Anyone know of a way to scan the integrity of an fmp12 file from the command line so it can be automated with each backup from FM server? Best practice is to test your backups occasionally but to scan them with every backup would be best. I recently ran into a situation where one of our main FM databases went corrupt (and would not recover) while online (no power outage, no service restart, nothing I can point to as to why it occurred). I was able to go back to the previous day's 5pm hourly backup and get a healthy copy so the data loss was minimal (about 3 hours of business time). The backups for the current day (3 hourly backups worth before I caught it) were also corrupt. If I hadn't caught it, the backup system would have pushed out valuable data as it timed out old hourly's. I could have gone to the offline backup but that's time consuming in a large environment especially if you don't know the break point of when an unrecoverable corruption occurred. So now I'm looking for a way to make sure data loss is always as minimal as possible. Thanks David P.S. This is FM16.
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    Install Certs in FM16

    I tinkered around and figured out a workaround. Manually installing all of the intermediate certs to the Local Computer - Trusted Root Certification Authorities store has made the fat client happy. Not sure why a browser is happy with the cert without that manual action but the fat client isn't. But, anyway, that's a way of dealing with it for now. Not optimal since it requires either a GPO to push out our intermediate certs or manually adding them to workstations that hit our FM16 server.
  6. Wow. Doesn't look like this board has seen any posts in several months. Well, here goes. Trying to get our FM16 server happy with ssl since it's more gripey about that sort of thing now. Our company has a proper public wildcard cert purchased via Network Solutions. I have the private and public keys separated out for easy access and the intermediate certs for the CA. I am able to install the certs in the FM server console without issue but I only seem to be able to specify the first CA intermediate cert - "...OV Server CA 2" in the attached screenshot. I have tried following the chain concatenation instructions here: https://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11413/ I have had to concatenate certs into a single file before for other apps so it's a familiar thing for me. But, not matter what order I concatenate the chain certs into a single file the FM16 console isn't happy with it. Always says it can't import the ",,,OV Server CA 2" cert. So, I have tried to specified just the "...OV Server CA 2" cert as the intermediate and I have even tried configuring the cert options without any intermediate and just referenced the private and public keys. Those imports work... however... When I connect to the server with the full FM16 client, I get the warning that 'FileMaker Pro can't verify the identity of "host.server.com:5003" ' When I view the cert presented on that warning dialog, it seems clean. No host name warnings, no untrusted intermediary, all good. I can continue on with the connection but the lock icon is red which is annoying. So the question is... How do I figure out what the fat client is unhappy with? Heck, the cert chain thing may not even be related to this issue with the fat client. Could just be a red herring. Any clues? Thanks all. P.S. Connecting via WebDirect in a browser goes cleanly. The cert is presented by FMS and the browser is happy with it so again, not sure why the fat client isn't happy. -David
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    System level scripts run identity

    Unfortunately I had to convert the FMS service to run under a domain admin account to get it to run scheduled tasks with the access I need. It's disappointing that these strange bugs pop up with FM frequently and have no known solution.
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    System level scripts run identity

    FM Service is running under local system. ID to run the system script under is a domain account. Server had been up for 84 days prior to today's reboot so nothing has changed since it was last working.
  9. I have a couple of sequence scripts configured on our FM14 server (under Windows 2008 R2) and for some reason, the system level scripts after the internal FM scripts no longer launch under the identity I specify in the schedule config. They always launch under System and that's causing access problems. The server has been rebooted and I have tried brand new schedules for the tasks but nothing changes. Anyone seen similar behavior and have a solution? Thanks
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    Creating a slideshow

    Bruce: Not sure what you mean. You mean conflict between exclusively using my own system vs.utilizing another solution? If that's the case, the Simpre system is overkill for the simple need I have.
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    Creating a slideshow

    DWData: Your script is pretty much what I have currently to launch the slideshow (without the var adjustments. I can control the script and stop it with a button to halt scripts but the issue is that I don't want any of the other buttons on the layout to be used while the slideshow script is running. Bruce: interesting slideshow DB. Not quite what I need since I need to integrate the slideshow with my own system though.
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    Creating a slideshow

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to create an images slideshow in FM15. I have a layout with a portal of images I'd like to loop through and copy each image to a global container which displays in another open window. I'd like to give the user a "stop" button to abort the slideshow. I can put a stop button on layout that unhides when the slideshow begins and tie that to a script that simply halts all running scripts. But, that doesn't prevent the user from tinkering with other aspects of the DB while the slideshow script is running which would really hork things up if the user shifts focus, closes the window, etc. I thought of throwing up a dialog window with a stop button on it but dialog windows grab focus from all other windows even during a script so I can't hop back to the images layout after the dialog window is displayed to begin the loop. Anyone dealt with a similar scenario before?
  13. Webko is correct. I'm using it as a workstation platform for server management features. One of the things I suspect may be causing the performance issues is my use of web viewers with scrolling marquee content as dynamic alert windows (record data inconsistencies, notifications to users for to-do tasks, etc). I use quite a few of them and my solution is written such that there may be 5-10+ windows open for the database that each contain their own scrolling marquee web viewers. HTML marquee code example: "<html><head></head><body bgcolor=#4E3117 topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 rightmargin=0 bottommargin=0 marginwidth=0 marginheight=0 style=overflow:hidden; border:0><marquee behavior=scroll direction=left><font face=Arial style=font-size:12px color=#EECD11>" & Substitute ( List ( cPersonal Messages ) ; "¶" ; " ... " ) & "</font></marquee></body></html>" On other standard workstation OS clients (Win7, and 10), the scroller is quite smooth. But on my 2012R2 workstation the scroller stutters quite a bit even during the best performance periods. But, not sure if this is simply another symptom of the performance issue or perhaps a possible cause/contributor of the issues.
  14. Anyone had experience using the FM client under Windows 2012R2? I have tried 14 and now 15 (both advanced) under 2012R2 and shortly after launch, the interface always begins to bog down very badly (within 5-10 minutes typically). Popovers open painfully slow (5-8 seconds), button clicks take forever to register, flipping records is chore and even just tying in a field to laborius. Basically anything involving the interface being updated is almost unusable. Searches though are as quick as usual after the pain of getting through the interface is over. Is this a known issue (haven't found any evidence of this) or has anyone else seen this behavior? Thanks David P.S. - this is not related to anything involving making FM available via Citrix. As a server admin, I use 2012R2 as an OS for work reasons.
  15. I've been digging around to see if this is a known limitation but I can't see to find any reference that it is. Scenario: Simple flat DB presented in WebDirect. Layout is in List view. Popover button on layout that displays just a picture in a container. Popover will not open in WD. if I take the container out, the popover opens fine. If I switch to form view, the popover opens fine with the container. Does anyone know if this is a limitation with List view and WD? I've dug around but can't see a yes or no to this answer. Thanks

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