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Josh Ormond

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About Josh Ormond

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    Director of Structural Entropy

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    FileMaker Developer
  • Industry
    In-house
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    Male
  • Location
    Rochester, NY

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    http://fmrift.wordpress.com
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    jmormond

FileMaker Experience

  • Skill Level
    Expert
  • FM Application
    16 Advanced

Platform Environment

  • OS Platform
    Mac
  • OS Version
    El Capitan, Low Sierra

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  1. FMP 16 Will not start

    You need to get rid of everything and reinstall from scratch. Leaving anything over, may just be causing issues. To get rid of everything: Uninstall FileMaker Pro Open a Finder Window Click on the Go Menu and select Computer Go to: User > Shared > Delete the FileMaker Folder Click the Go Menu > Hold Option and Select Library... Go to: Application Support > Delete "FileMaker" folder Go to: Caches > Delete any "com.filemaker..." folders/files Go to: Caches > Delete the "FileMaker" folder Go to: Preferences > Delete any "com.filemaker...plist" files Go to: Saved Application State > Delete any "com.filemaker..." folders Then reinstall FileMaker Pro Advanced with the full installer.
  2. FMP 16 Will not start

    Typically FMI support recommends using the full installer on the mac, instead of the "updater". I would try that.
  3. Insert Calculated Result Bug

    Be sure to report it here, if you haven't already: https://community.filemaker.com/community/discussions/report-an-issue/content
  4. SMTP with Gmail problem

    Is two-factor authentication turned on? If yes, you need to use an app password.
  5. Insert Calculated Result Bug

    Nothing there is version specific, so it will work fine in 16.0.2.
  6. Insert Calculated Result Bug

    That is a good example. Thanks LaRetta. Typically in those scenarios, I pull the value into a variable slice it and glue it back together. But Insert Calculated Result would probably be a touch easier.
  7. Insert Calculated Result Bug

    1. Make sure you report it on the official bug report forum: https://community.filemaker.com/community/discussions/report-an-issue/content 2. Why are you using Insert Calculated Result instead of Set Field? Set Field is the default for setting data ( browse or find mode ). Insert Calculated Result requires the field to be on the layout. And in general, "Insert" script steps I've always found to be be, not the most reliable. Set Field does not require the field to be on the layout. I really can't think of any reason to ever use Insert Calculated Result. A while back, @CobaltSky had mentioned that Insert Calculated Result did not produce a value that match the selected field type ( number, date, text, etc ). And he used this example: Insert Calculated Result [ Select ; "YourField" ; "(Status(CurrentDate) + 1" ] Insert Calculated Result [ Select ; "YourField" ; "1 + (Status(CurrentDate)" ] I'm not entirely sure if this is still true ( I haven't tested it recently ), but the example was to show that these 2 calculations would not produce the same result type. The first would result in a text string. The second would result in a number. Which could cause some strange behaviors and problems with calculations. Set Field does not have that problem.
  8. Create Password with Button

    In general, storing passwords in a database is a risky proposition. We often run into users/developers who employ such a strategy without knowing how to secure the data. There are several ways to access areas of the file, in an unintended manner. And if the privilege set allows access to the data, the user can get to other records. Also, still many don't use EAR, SSL, or common sense. ( obviously not implying that is you, but it's important that others reading this thread at least have the reminder ).
  9. Where did Easy Sync Go ?

    Looks like someone else noticed the same thing: https://github.com/csavva/fmeasysync/blob/master/README.md
  10. Where did Easy Sync Go ?

    He moved everything to GitHub. https://github.com/timdietrich/fmeasysync
  11. EasySync Error 201

    You should be able to post the files if you compress/zip them.
  12. HTTP POST in WebDirect 16

    It depends partially on the developers involved. I know the FM login process is secure. From there is usually about balancing the desire for something "custom". In every case I've been involved in, a customized version of the homepage was sufficient. The clients didn't want to spend the additional development time on something the "users only see for roughly 4 seconds". ( their words, not mine ). And in cases of single sign on, they may not see it at all. So, the short answer is no, I haven't personally done it with a normal login process, like you are talking. I have used it to open a remote file to a guest login. Primarily because in the use-case we had, it was nearly impossible to not expose the user name and password without the use of an additional server.
  13. HTTP POST in WebDirect 16

    Sorry for all the questions. I ask them, because typically...if someone doesn't know how to send a HTTP POST call to a server, they also don't know how to secure that log in page. It would be easy to make that page, and leave the user name and password exposed for sniffing or tracking while being entered, and as it gets ready to send the POST request. SSL helps you in transit, but there is more to it to make sure it's secure. A custom homepage may be a better option. Dress up the page the way you want, without having to manage the actual login to the database. Custom logins are great, for visual effect. However, they only maintain value, if you can keep the security solid. Often, the value to the user isn't worth the added effort and added risk. But you can still achieve much of the visual part with a custom homepage.
  14. HTTP POST in WebDirect 16

    Are you using a custom homepage? Or a completely separate web page that links back to the database?
  15. HTTP POST in WebDirect 16

    SSL will help keep the user name and password encrypted during transit. It's basically a URL. Sent via an HTTP Post request. You include the user name and password as parameter as noted in the link you posted.
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