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Greg Hains

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  1. Hi Olger, I completely agree with you re the security - no problem with that at all. Just be nice if there was a method to recover or reset it. I rarely forget or misplace passwords, but I'm only human after all - unless this is a file corruption thing. Problem was after FMI rebooted (required updates) the file wouldn't even open up on the host - reporting that the encrypted password was wrong. All other files were fine. FMI did report errors after that reboot and said that some service wasn't running and it took a minute or so before it worked - I was worried at that point!. The files that were open prior to the reboot all came back up automatcially, but just not this one - so I am not sure what went wrong. The file was open and working prior to the restart of FMI, it just wouldn't open up afterwards. I'm not suggesting it was FMI's fault, but something broke during that process for it not to open it. Something in FMI must be looking at the encryption password in the solution to see it as incorrect/wrong - so the point of reference (FMI) and/or the solution must have changed for it to break. This is the question I have put to FM. They have been really helpful and are looking into it. Cheers, Greg
  2. Hi Olger, You're right about being able to disable it and how it would defeat the purpose, but I thought maybe FM had a tool to reverse it - unless it is a one way process - which would make it extremely secure. The host needed rebooting due to some update it had to apply and since then the host cannot start the solution as it reports the encrypted password to be wrong. If I could open it locally I would manually copy everything across to a new file locally then upload it again. I'm almost (not entirely I admit) certain that I used the same encryption password thatI used on the other files but unless that password can become corrupted or I've simply used something else, then I'm stuck. I've tried uploading it to my local FMS17 server where there is an option in Developers Tools to save a solution and remove/reset the EAR, but you require the original one to do that - makes sense too I guess. Very frustrating. Most likely my fault though I'm thinking. Just painful to do the whole lot again. Greg
  3. Good afternoon, I know this post is getting old, but I was wondering if anybody has been able to reset or remove the encryption password from a solution that was hosted in Filemaker Cloud? I understand if it's not a user-servicable thing and Filemaker themselves need to do it. Greg
  4. Hi Comment, Thank you. Loud and clear. lol I am using the portal method and it works fine, but I was revisiting another part of a solution (I inherited) that had the repeating fields and was probably just wasting time trying to find a solution to it. Let's close this one. I shouldn't be wasting time anyway. Thanks again. Greg
  5. Hi Comment, Thank you, and yes, you are right - a portal would be a better approach. The problem here was becoming more theoretical and experimental to me now than anything. Cheers, Greg
  6. Good afternoon, (I'm not sure this is the right section, but seemed the most appropriate that I can find.) I have three fields ("type", "client", and "expense"). Each field has 10 repetitions. I have a button that will clear out the n'th repetition of all three fields - so the whole line is blanked should the user need to do so. What I would like to do is then remove that empty line, moving all the data from all subsequent fields "up" one. (n-1), thus keeping the list compact and free of blank lines. I did write a loop that did this, but it was very clumsy, and thought that somebody may know of a cleaner way using existing functions and smarter (than my-) logic to achieve this please? Many thanks in advance if anybody has any ideas. Greg
  7. Good evening. I have several solutions in my FM Cloud instance and they all work fine - having been uploaded a few months ago. If I have need to download them, I extract them with the EAR password that I initially put up there. A few weeks back I uploaded another solution, and it may or may not have asked me to supply an encryption password - I honestly don't remember. Now I have need to download this newer solution, but the encryption password I originally setup does not work. I downloaded other files and could access them, but not this one. If I did supply a password when I uploaded it, I would have used the password that I have recorded for the other files. Having read through the forum there appears to be no way to remove this encryption, but is there anything I can do with the file still hosted (and working) to change this password, or perhaps disable the EAR password on certain files? Cheers, Greg
  8. Hi Olger. lol - yes me again. Yep - took it down off FMS, made changes then uploaded it again. Problem occurs even if I don't upload it again. If I were to guess, I would say that there was some sort of corruption in this file that reverted the settings back when the solution is opened. I have tried this with other new, test solutions and not had the issue. Vewwy vewwy strange!
  9. Good afternoon, I have a client who has an issue with one of their solutions. Within the File Sharing settings, the Peer-to-Peer sharing is On and the option to display on Host is disabled. I am certain that the P2P sharing needs to be off and that I DO want to have it 'visible' from the Host, so I will DISABLE this 'hide' setting. The problem is that when I change these settings, and close the file, that the settings go back to what they were when I re-open. FMP users also get the Network Sharing error message when they first open the solution. I have taken it off the FMS when changing these settings, tried a Recover, tried all sorts of things. Has anybody encountered this problem before and might know what causes it to do this? Filemaker Tech Support even scratched their heads and have suggested doing a Recover, Clone Mode etc, but this did not fix it. Greg
  10. Good evening. This is a tricky one and may be a "limitation" (aka feature of IOS), but I am all ears if anybody has any ideas... My solution is for counting products, and it is recommended that user employ a bluetooth scanner (which acts as a keyboard "wedge"). The only way (as far as I can tell) for the scanner to input information to the solution is through a field currently in focus, but the OSK also displays at the same time(wedge), taking up (x) pixels at the bottom of the screen and hiding the lower part of the solution. Turning OSK off (Enable Touch Keyboard [Off]) disables the ability to enter data through a field from the scanner - even if Go To Field is used in a script. I admit to having tried many combinations of the Enable Touch keyboard command and script triggers on that field, but to no avail. Through much fiddling and fluke, I have occasionally come to a point where I only get the Previous, Next, "stack" "O" +/- and Done on the bottom of the screen - taking up minimum screen real estate, and I can access the field, but not been able to do this consistently. I would rather not have this here either but it is a slightly different state than the full OSK so thought it worth mentioning. I'm thinking that rather than fighting with IOS on this that perhaps there is another way to do this. Has anybody got any ideas that would allow me to scan into a field without this OSK giving me grief. All feedback welcome. Thanks. Greg
  11. Good morning. I am getting a status message appear at the bottom of my iPad (that black pop up bar) with my Go solution: "Old location received. New location requested". It's not a problem, doesn't seem to take long to go away, but I've never seen it before - and can't find any reference to it through Google searches. My Internet connection from the iPad is fast - it happens both on 4G and through a wireless connection. I can find no consistency as to the cause. My solution is using CURL functions, so wasn't sure if it was related to that at all - e.g. a message from the host. Can anybody shed some light on this please? Greg
  12. Hi Ocean West. Thank you for this information. I saw these Shortcut URLs before but could not see one for calculator - so thought there was another method I could employ within Filemaker. I'll keep digging in the URL Shortcut area. Cheers! Greg
  13. Good morning. Does anybody know how to launch IOS apps from Go please? I am looking to open the calculator. Greg
  14. Lee helped me on many an occasion - a generous and clever man. He will be missed. My sincere condolences to his family.
  15. Hi, I am looking to move some functionality away from BaseElements (4.0.3) and into Filemaker Pro's native functions. There are three functions that are used that I need to migrate. Could somebody please help me 'translate' the following line away from using BaseElements (BE) and into Filemaker's own functions? 1. BE_HMAC_Deprecated ( $queryString ; $$_API_Key ; BE_MessageDigestAlgorithm_SHA256_Deprecated ; BE_Encoding_Base64_Deprecated ) As I understand it, the new function would be: CryptAuthCode( data; algorithm; key) yet the BE function has four parameters, and Filemaker has only three, and I'm not sure how to "translate" the third and fourth parameters in the above line into the Filemaker equivalent. Details at: https://baseelementsplugin.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204700668-BE-HMAC-Deprecated 2. I cannot find the "BE_MessageDigestAlgorithm _SHA256_Deprecated" details on the BE web page, yet I find something with a similar name similar at: https://baseelementsplugin.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/204700878-BE-MessageDigest-Deprecated If it is the same as the then what is the Filemaker equivalent? 3. Similar situation with the "BE_Encoding_Base64_Deprecated". The way the function in the command above shows no parameters being used, yet the BE reference guide (https://baseelementsplugin.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/205350447-BE-Base64-Encode-Deprecated) shows a single parameter required. So as my command works with BE loaded as a plugin, I am wondering if it is even using those third and fourth parameters at all. Can anybody give me a hand please? Cheers, Greg
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