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  1. Thanks for your reply. I use the names to identify the machines on the FimeMaker Network. Their IP addresses are used to create unique links to machine specific records (the user's own local preferences for example). But I use the names to make it obvious which one is which for the administrator to refer to. Using Get(HostName) returns the Compiter name as set in Control Panel. This might be "Reception" or "Room 1", etc. Using Get(AccountName) or Get(UserName) returns the login name or installation name for FileMaker. In our case these are our company name, so it doesn't vary between machines. A function like Get(LocalName) or Get(ClientName) is what I need but I don't think it exists? One way around it is during the startup script on the Client machine. It can get it's HostName locally before it joins the FileMaker Network and then paste that in as the machines name in a later script. That's fine, but it doesn't work if the record needs to be recreated once it has already joined FileMaker Network. Then Get(HostName) is the network host, not the local machine. I hope that helps? Thanks.
  2. Yes thanks - that works well. Regards.
  3. Can anyone help with a suggestion of how I might be able to set up the ability for users to "chat" across the FM Network on Windows XP? Seems like it should be possible, but I can't see it documented anywhere? Thanks.
  4. The name of the host computer can be obtained with... [color:red]Get(HostName) How do other users get the name of a client computer connected to the FileMaker Network? Thanks for your help.
  5. What I'd like to do is to show on my host computer where each of the client computers are in the database? (Which file and which record). Something like a Get() function that returned the current displayed record number? I've tried Get(RecordID) but thus only returns the value for the file containing this calculation field. What I want is the value for the record in the file that is currently displayed or accessed? Obviously this could be done with setfields, but these are not dynamic and leaving the record in some unexpected way would leave the wrong value in the setfield. Thanks.
  6. That's true. But it's more annoying when one of the 200 users runs a script that operates on the record and part of it's function is blocked because someone else had the record open. I'd just like to show that another user is already in the record. The second user can still view it, but at least they are aware. I assume that others do not do this?
  7. Yes that's true. But say you have a database of customers. One user could be changing something and it will be changing on other screens. This particularly becomes an issue if changes are being made with a script from one user while the other user is viewing the same record. Instead of being a stable environment it will be changing before their eyes. It would be easier to manage if a user was unable to edit the record until another user was finished?
  8. [color:red]FileMaker 9 Windows - sharing with FM Network: How do others control the number of users who can be editing the same record? Get(UserCount) will show how many users are accessing the file, but not the specific record. I want to stop 2 users competing to edit an individual record. Thanks for your help.
  9. Sometimes I feel like someone else is taking over my database? (FM9 Windows). How do others stop activity when it is no longer needed. For example, if I use a summary field to get a total FM will keep updating this afterwards in case I need it again. This means that I keep seeing the dreaded hourglass. In FM6 I dealt with this by adding a Close File script step to force it to stop, but this I must not be the first with this problem? Thanks for a response. Tony.
  10. That's great - thanks for the help. (Not sure why I didn't find that in the FM help files?). Editing obviously includes "setfield" and "paste". does it also include things like "copy" and "clear"?
  11. I have just upgraded from FMP 6.5 to FMP 9.0v3 on a single Windows XP platform (no network). My problem is that I keep getting the following message as I try to use my databases: "This record cannot be mofied in this window because it is already modified in a different window". How can I overcome this? Thank you.
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