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  1. I have FileMaker Server 9 running on a Windows 2003 Server machine. The application is accessed completely through php/html pages using the FileMaker API for PHP. I recently began getting complaints that it was running so slowly, it was unusable. Looking into it, i've noticed that the process fmswpc.exe is using between 90 and 100% of my server's CPU. Has anyone else had this problem? Even if i have only one user sending requests, that process will still hit around 70%. What is this process? what causes it to eat so many resources? Is there anything I can do?
  2. I am using the zippScript as part of my application. To ensure that this gets installed on the Client side, I followed the instructions here: http://sixfriedrice.com/wp/filemaker-server-autoupdate/ Since my clients are using both Mac or Windows, I have made both the zippScript.fmplugin.tar and zippScript.fmx files available for download. This seems to work fine on a Mac. If I'm on a Mac, and I run my auto update script, it downloads the plug-in, and it works immediately afterwards. If I'm on Windows, the plug-in is downloaded successfully, but I get the error that "The application or DLL C:Documents and Settings/MyUsername/Local Settings/Application Data/FileMaker/Extensions/zippScript.fmx is not a valid Windows image. Please check this against your installation diskette." and the plug-in does not appear to be working. I know that plugins on Windows should work both from the "FileMakerFileMaker Pro 9 AdvancedExtensions" folder as well as the User/Local Settings/.../Extensions" folder, but this doesn't seem to be working. Is the file downloading wrong? Is there a problem with plugins running from this directory? Any thoughts?
  3. Yeah, this should do it. I didn't realize that overwriting it in the menu would overwrite it on the Toolbar. This is what I needed. Thanks.
  4. This would work for handling when the user chooses "Save as PDF" from under the File Menu, although it would look somewhat different (it would be missing the little PDF icon - you can't modifty the [save/Send As] submenu) but it doesn't help me with the PDF icon that's available in the Standard Toolbar, which is actually what the user uses most often.
  5. By default, when you choose to "Save as PDF," the Initial View is set to "Pages Panel and Page." I know that if I am calling a "Save as PDF" inside a script, I can set the Options to be whatever I want. But I would like to change this default setting so that if a user chooses "Save as PDF" from the File menu, or by clicking the icon, then the Initial View is already set to "Page Only" instead of having to manually select it every time. FileMaker seems to store a number of other preferences based on what was chosen the last time the database was opened locally (eg: The "Print to File" checkbox on the Print screen), but this does not seem to be one of those. Does anyone know how to change this?
  6. Turns out this preference is stored in the same way that FileMaker stores global variables. I had the client try closing the database on the server and opening it locally. Then, go through a printing and unchecking the "Print to File" checkbox. After that, put the file back on the server. This seems to have fixed the problem; it remembered the last setting that was used when it was opened locally.
  7. The application does use custom menus, but I only added one new menu to the regular lineup. The Print menu item in the File Copy menu doesn't call a script; it works the way it regularly does.
  8. Has anyone else had trouble or strange behavior after installing this recent update? I have a user who has performed the upgrade, and now has trouble with one of the report layouts. Conditional formatting doesn't seem to work properly, and it appears it may even be displaying different data? Was just wondering if anyone else has experienced any trouble with this upgrade... and is the only way to rollback an upgrade to uninstall FileMaker and reinstall? Thanks!
  9. Has anyone else had trouble when printing to this printer? It's an intermittent, though frequent, FileMaker crash. Either through a Print scrip, or through the regular Print dialogue box, the user is always shut out of FileMaker when trying to print. The printer is a Lexmark T630. I've tried a different printer driver, and the problem seems less frequent (though, hard to say). I was just wondering if there is some kind of known problem, or how I should proceed to fix this problem? Thanks!
  10. By default, it appears that when one of my clients tries to print from the File menu (or hit Ctrl+P), the "Print to File" checkbox is checked. If they uncheck it, and continue with the printing, then the next time they go to print, that box remains unchecked. However, if the user logs out, then logs back in and tries to print, the checkbox will be checked again. This default seems to be file-specific because it's only this one filemaker file that seems to have that default (I tried other filemaker applications i've made, and they default to unchecked). Is there a way to change the default settings in the Print dialogue box on a file? Or is there, at least, a way I can make it remember a preference after the user logs out and back in? I know that if I have the printing done in a script, I can force the settings to be whatever i want... but that's not what I'm looking for. I need a user to be able to go to Print, and not have to worry about unchecking that checkbox. Thanks!
  11. Is there a way to show the record number within a sub summary? I have created a report with this type of layout: Type A Company C, Avg: 5 Company B, Avg: 4.7 Company D, Avg: 3.2 Type B Company A, Avg 4.9 Company E, Avg 2.4 Type C ... ... The Type and Company are both sub summaries when sorted by Type and Company, respectively. I do not have a body; I wasn't interested in displaying each individual record, but they do drive the calculation for the Avg for each company. That report displays exactly how I wanted it, but now I would like to add a Company's "rank" by enumerating what order they show up inside each Type. So, I want the report to look like this: Type A 1 Company C, Avg: 5 2 Company B, Avg: 4.7 3 Company D, Avg: 3.2 Type B 1 Company A, Avg 4.9 2 Company E, Avg 2.4 Type C ... ... Any suggestions? Notice how i want it to reset after each Type sub summary... and also, there may be multiple records (though not displayed, since i'm not using a body) per each Company sub summary. I feel like this should be built-in, somewhere... but i can't seem to find out how to do it.
  12. Yes, it is independent. When I mentioned FX.php or the FM API for PHP, it was in reference to building a web page that would display FM content.
  13. To fix this, I finally decided simply to move the top area of my layout into a Header. Now, when the IWP page loads, there is no blank space at the top.
  14. Clinton

    Automatic login

    Yes. When you give the address of the page, you can append variables to the end of it. For examples: Address of your the page you've created:http://www.servername.com/pagename.php To attach a variable named Username, it would look like this:http://www.servername.com/pagename.php?Username=blahblah So, when you create the web viewer window, the source would look something like: "http://www.servername.com/pagename.php?" & "Username=" & TableName::Username where TableName::Username refer to the table and field in your FM database, of course. Then, use some basic php and html (plenty of sites will explain this, just do a google search) to grab the variable that you've passed to the page and populate the text fields.
  15. For quite some time, I have needed this exact thing. By combining some PHP and the Grab-It plugin, I was able to accomplish something that may be close enough to what you desire. For my solution, I did the following: On the layout containing the Container field in question, I also created a Web Viewer window. I then created a PHP page that contained a form with a browse field. This lets the user browse their local computer, then click the "Submit" button in the form to upload the selected file. Then, with a bit more basic PHP, I mov the uploaded file to a directory on my server. Finally, I then use the Grab-It plugin to retrieve the uploaded file and store it in the container field. This is more of an outline than the specific steps/code that I use, but I thought this might help. Depending on your level of PHP/Javascript familiarity, you could use either FX.php or the FM API for PHP to create a PHP page in your Web Viewer window that would display the container field in question, that when clicked would pop up the browse window.
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