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  1. Are there any server side processes that monitor the FileMaker server that would alert via e-mail or text if the assigned Perform on Server script fail to perform? Thank you.
  2. We have a file hosted ... this is the second time the perform on server script(s) went missing; 3 in total but not the BU script? Now the customer is on an older server version but just for future thinking ... is there other options available to the user to protect them in the event this were to happen again? ( Perform on Server Script going missing ) Currently I am writing a script that will run on the "Users" side that check whether or not a "date" field has populated correctly. If the date doesn't change to the next day; lets say yesterday to today, this local script would trigger the Perform on Server Script step and perform the script locally vs on the server itself. The only challenge I see is that the local machine would have to have the file open and a timer script running every minute and at lets say 10pm the Perform on Server script would run if the date field doesn't change. Is there a better way to do this ... obviously the Perform on Server is the best way, but since this feature has failed twice now, meaning the Perform on Server script(s) went missing, this feature in unreliable and I would be interested in any thoughts how best to navigate this issue for the customer to back up a daily perform on server script schedule that has proven to be unreliable. Thank you.
  3. Hi, I am wanting to use this "Checkbook" font "MECRENC.ttf But FileMaker doesn't see it. I've installed in to the "Computer" folder inside the fontbook and FileMaker still can't see it? The "Users" folder doesn't work either. Other apps I'm able to select this font but not FileMaker, strange ... suggestions? The reason I am using this font is that I need the "A,B,C,D" feature which yields the strange characters in front of and at the back of the account and routing numbers. See attached pic and I've attached the font file. Suggestions would be grateful. Thank you. micrenc.ttf
  4. Thank you ... nothing seems to be working? I don't use key chains. I'll keep trying to see what is causing FM to step through the undesirable conditions. Thanks.
  5. Thank you the link didn't really help mi with the issues. So basically I selected the check box and set the character to 5 ( my default password is 4 ) I wanted to see if both the empty value and the default password would throw an error or not be allowed by FM. Nothing worked, the default passwords if I used ( 1234 ) or the password field was left empty the password is set regardless. Now that check box that says "Requires password change on next sign-in" was checked but when I sign-in it must uncheck itself ? I've attached the security pane. Any suggestions I would be grateful. Thank you.
  6. When I opt into having the user change their password on next log-in through the security pane, FM allows an empty value - basically the user enters nothing and just clicks OK. As I watch the script ... there is no error? I see the value of not using or having an Account Name and or Password but ... I can not allow a user on this file to just click through the FM's message box when prompted to change their password. I'm I missing something here ? Any suggestions ? Thanks.
  7. dual_mon, So basically what you are telling me is that I can not use Carafe until I become a successful JavaScript Developer. OK, thank you 🙂
  8. Comment, Sorry for the delayed response but I did provide to the customer a list of his unit many years ago were I provided conditional formatting for each day on each list record and the customer could see in a list format each unit, each day with a color. Green then Orange and then Red if they didn't pay their invoice; customer loves it. He just now would like to action is site map, again a one record table with a layout of his site where he drew using rounded rectangle objects all is rental storage units. 132 total. I've looked at Carafe.FM and I'm going to learn the concepts there since I need to learn the JavaScript stuff anyway. Thank you.
  9. Hi, I would like to get started with Cafafe.FM but I need to do something else ... I have a customer who drew objects on a layout in his table::site, a single record totaling 132 little rounded rectangles. My customer would like to see things; meaning when the unit rents ( table::units ) he wants to change the objects color, so if the customer is current ( Invoice Paid, table::invoice ) he wants the object to be green, as their monthly rental renewal date come within lets say 5 days, change the color of the rectangle object to orange and as the renewal date passes and the invoice is not paid the object changes color to red as well as provide an additional drop down with all relevant customer data. Now I've provided this idea ( colors ) via a list using conditional formatting which the customer likes very much, he is just asking now to action this site table so that his site diagram represent his current activity as a visual aide for his staff So how do I begin using Cafafe.FM with this site map idea ? How do I map in his site drawing ? How do I update all objects to represent current activity and change the color of the object; Green to Orange to Red? How do I trigger scripts? How do I mouse over and drop down a list of customer relevant data? I've gone through the doc's and watch the video and I have absolutely no clue how to begin. I could probably handle the install of Cafafe.FM but that would be about it. Is there a video / tutorial that's teaches the basic concept of Cafafe.FM ? The "US DATA Map v1.0.2" show the general idea with STATES, but I'm not able to take this Map concept and change it so it represents my customers site drawing on a layout. Any suggestion I would be grateful. Thank you.
  10. Ocean West, I read somewhere that FileMaker was to phase out repeating fields. If true or not true JavaScript looks to be the better way. As with JavaScript I am tying to learn by using existing solutions but I am not able to understand due to the complexity of the developers mind ... and reading the JavaScript Doc does nothing from. Is there any JavaScript / FileMaker Tutorial that actually start from nothing ... step by step for this example or a similar example. I'm sure a season FileMaker/JavaScript guy could figure it out but it just take me a lot of time to make connection in my mind no matter how simple. But once the simple stuff connects I'm good to go. Any links that could help me build this in a JavaScript / Web-viewer. I would be grateful. Thank you.
  11. Hi, I have a customer who has a storage facility. He has a layout called "Site" ( attached ) it is a single record table. On the layout the customer laid in 132 fields ( each field representing a unit number that he's entered in the unit number ) on the layout. Similar site maps that provides a bird eye view of facilities. What he would like is when a unit is rented in the "Units" table, he would like to see some kind of action on this single record "Site" table. The only way I see this is to build a relationship from this "Site" table to his "Units" table so ... Site::Units_Field_1 to Units::Unit_Number Site::Units_Field_2 to Units::Unit_Number Site::Units_Field_3 to Units::Unit_Number ... 129 more relationship. Is there a better way ?? Thank you.
  12. So ... I have no problem attaching a pdf to the end of an e-mail. My issue is, a customer wants to attach / insert the pdf between his text. I've attempted several ideas but to no avail. Please see attached script were I've attempted to insert the pdf ... but only the file name is inserted ( in yellow ) Any guidance / assistance / suggestion I would be grateful. Thank you. Email_Script.pdf
  13. comment, Thank you ... created a global variable <<$$CURRENTTIME>> in the "UpDate Calendar" script with the calculation result I need and inserted the global variable '<<$$CURRENTTIME>>' where the '07:00:00' went and it worked perfectly ... 🙂
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