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About spongebob

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    Bikinibottom, Ocean
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    My kids, my wife, my Mac, my Playstation.

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    Intermediate
  • FM Application
    18

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    Windows
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    All of them plus Mac as well
  1. Hey Ocean West, thank you for your detailed involvement! Thats alot of great ideas right there, of which I must try every single one. I am though now on xmas Holiday until Middle of January now and can only try them then. "try something different use a Virtual List to output the document. " Hey thats really cute! Ive worked with Filemaker for 30 odd years and I dont even know what that is LOL I will try! And I promise, like a good Jedi, I will report back here. So patience with me please (just this problem has now bugged me enough over the years) Merry C
  2. Thank you! Could you point me to a list of known issues with Windows 2019 ? Thanks Spongebob Re the backup - so if I copy the files off-server, Ill actually copy real files, thank you.
  3. just read that! (Hey ONLY 6 years later!!!) Sounds great! So you get a thank you, 6 years later thank you!
  4. Hi Y'all, I have the following Problem, which has existed ever since at least Filemaker Version 11, I have come across this on several occasions in many different Database files. I have a simple portrait layout with 3-4 Text fields, all rather long as they can contain much text, one below the other. Quite simple really. The layout is organized so that all Text Fields "shift up" upon printing (with the enclosing part, based on all objects above), so that if theres only a little text in one field, it looks nice (I dont think thats relevant though anyways...). In my script, fi
  5. Hi, just upgraded to Filemaker Server 18 on Windows 2019 Server. In the Logs, during the backup, he often says something like "The file hasnt changed since the last backup so I am saving a hardlink to the original file only". (This isnt the exact text - its translated from German). When I look at the backups though it looks like the Server really actually did backup the exact file, which is the behaviour I want. What gives? Is this a false message of some sort? I absolutely do not want him "not" to back up dormant files. I transfer the files elsewhere later a
  6. Hi Forum. Heres a cutie of an excerise. I have a Database with User Records. Each Record has name, surname, adress of a user as well as a tagfield. If I delete a user, I dont really want him to be deleted so I put the word "deleted" in the tagfield of the record. In all subsequent operations when I list records I of course only list the ones that do not have "deleted" in that field. Happy sofar? Okay. To Print a record (Say that of Mary Jane), I need to be sure that my found set is one, as Im printing quite a complex records with a print preview and pagenumber calculations etc etc etc to
  7. Sorry im not using FMS only FM. How can I "kick" users out of my File only using FM? Thanks
  8. Hi Forum, Im writing a script (in autohotkey) that can close my filemaker file that I have open in Filemaker Pro 11 on my computer. Trouble is, sometimes the file doesnt close as others are still logged on to it and hence the file doesnt close. I just get the "ask others to disconnect" dialog box. That does not seem to have a button to disconnect the others rudely. Is there a way to disconnect remote users from the file without using the ask button? Im doing this at night so i doubt someone will respond... Thanks Spongebob.
  9. Hi Forum. I have a good fun problem for y'all here.... I generate a report in FM11 (Windows XP) and look at it in Preview Mode. It has 106 pages and i can see them all in preview mode and scroll all the way to the last page. My Report pages are numbered at the bottom it says on each page "Page 33 out of 106" "Page 34 out of 106" "Page 35 out of 106" etc and the last page says "Page 106 out of 106" Now I do SAVE AS PDF from the Menu while in preview Mode. My PDF is only 97 Pages long. The last page in the pdf says "Page 97 out of 106" All the information is in t
  10. Hi Forum, I have a question on how best to approach the following problem. - I have a Filemaker FM 11 Server with one FM File shared on it. - I also have my PC on the local network with FM 11 client on it using that file. - My PC has a Labelwriter attached to it, and from my Filemaker File, I can happily print barcodes on my Labelwriter printer directly from my Filemaker file. I have a small layout, which shows the barcode to be printed. Its got just the right format for my labelwriter labels and took me a while to set up. Now, we also have an Apache webserver, that serves content f
  11. Hi Forum! Hmm unsure if this is the right group anyways here goes: I have a user who has a personal Spelling Check Dictionary file (no news there). Everytime when the user opens Filemaker client 11 and does Open Remote to log onto the FM file hosted on our server 11, the user hasto go into the Spelling Check prefs of Filemaker Client and select the personal Spelling Check Dictionary file. Quit filemaker, start it again and the user hasto do it again...all the time. Filemaker doesnt seem to keep the Setting that the User wants to always use THAT personal Spelling Check Dicti
  12. Hi. We have the following setup: Filemaker Server v11.03 on Windows 2003 Server. All clients are Filemaker v11.03. I now have one User, who needs to access the Filemaker Servers files with Filemaker 12, because he has a Statistics Program ® which can make SQL OBDC Queries to Filemaker and that only seems to work properly with a Filemaker 12 client (64 bit). We wanto make Statistics on the data in the FM11 Files on the Server. We have made tests. We created a local .fp7 Filemaker 11 file on his PCs Desktop and placed a simple table in it. In that file are also 2 more Tables fro
  13. okay! Thanks! Ill accept my destiny then and script it....
  14. Ok that would work of course but is that the only way? Cant I somehow do a find and simply put 2 lines in the portal? That sounds horribly complex for such a simple request...
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