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  1. Ralph thank-you so much for such a helpful and considered reply in my hour of need (and not being offended by my use of the word "urgent") – it is much appreciated! I think a conversion app updater is the only way to go, I've exhausted all other possibilities. I'm happy to dump the container data, as we've moved away from those facilities in the last version anyway. Ralph, would you recommended using XML or a MER file as a backup/upgrade files from now on, as we never want to be caught out like this when the file formats change again. We have 5 older versions stretching back 4-5
  2. I have a v11 Runtime that we are upgrading to v14 - it's used by hundreds of users across the country. They have a backup routine which exports all the data into FP7 files (we chose this format, as some of the tables have a small amount of user defined container data in older version, which we'll slowly phase out now), it saves each file as a .bak so it's easy for the user to know which files are the backups, mainly when the upgrade to a newer version. This has been fine over many updates/new versions which we've written over the past few years, our restore function imports the data
  3. I've just removed the support in my custom installer so all users need Win 7 SP1 or higher now. Saves a lot of additional testing, and potential issues.
  4. Just at the same point as you Valdrin, anyone have any info on these multi-lang "WindowsUI.resources.dll" files - I assume these can be safely removed as long as you leave the "en" one (for english), however I haven't tested yet...
  5. Thanks Fitch, no emails in this solution so that hopefully won't be an issue. Will it run on Vista just unsupported, or is it blocked like version on the incorrect Mac OSes are? I have a custom installer so can weed out Vista if required, but happy to let users run at their own risk until they can upgrade to a higher OS.
  6. I'm just about to start converting a large v11 runtime solution to v14, it will be used at many end-user sites, with many different configs, ranging from a few Win Vista (I note this isn't covered by the system requirements of v14), Windows 7 (the majority), Windows 8/8.1 through to some testing Windows 10 (including older 32-bit and modern 64-bit OS installs). Are there any issues/problems to be aware of in v14; especially in consideration over v11 and with Runtime solutions? My v11 Runtime system is extremely stable, experiencing no issues over the past few years, which is testament to the
  7. I'm creating an update to a system which has several older versions, they are runtimes, each user backs up their data (into a special fp7 file) using an inbuilt script which saves various system settings in various fields, as well as other tables for their data. Everything is locked down, runtime kiosk. When they receive a new version they run a resoration procedure, which is a special import bringing in all their settings and data from the previous version's backup file: this could be v1 to v5, v2 to v5 etc. depending on their upgrade path. As the system has grown, new settings and fe
  8. Get(LastError)=401 vs Get(FoundCount)=0 Is there any advantage/disadvantage to using either of these, when scripting and checking if a find returns no matching records? (Obviously I always test for the last error immediately after the find.) Could either ever be tripped up and give a wrong result? I've been using FM since the early days and have always tested against error 401, but in recent months I've started to convert a system and in new scipts I've been erring towards get(foundcount), perhaps for readability... (This particular system I'm working on is v11, and will be
  9. I've got exactly the same problem! FileMaker 11 runtime, created under XP, working fine, installer with Setup Factory, and under Vista / 7 there is a problem when users install, the files are read only (when users open the system, they can't enter a new record and so forth.) This is installed directly to the Program Files folder, which I understand is a protected folder under Vista and is causing the issue. So even though the user account has read/write access to the hard disc, and uses the UAC password/permission for installation afterwards the files in the new folder within Program fil
  10. I've been working on a large system for over 12 months now, it's complex, but is working perfectly and is rolling out to users next month as a run-time. It has just under 70 TOs in the relationships graph, so it's not the easiest to separate. I've decided to now split the interface from the data to make user backups and upgrades more straightforward, as it'll be distributed into a runtime, and it'd be good to provide interface upgrades without having to import and export data. I've split small FMP systems with ease before, and massive ones in Access with a few mouse clicks, but this
  11. I downloaded the demo from www.clevelandconsulting.com and it has a FMX plug-in: CC Pivot.fmx ... I was considering creating a report table, but exporting direct to Excel is far easier and cost effective for this version as the client fees aren't covering enough of my time for these extra features.
  12. Thanks to you both - always great info as usual! As you may have expected comment, I've got similar reports by date and by salesperson as you suggested, love your demo though in the other thread. I'm going to suggest at present they export the data to Excel and create a pivot in that, as they are very keen for the cross-tab view. If there was more money, I'd definitely look at that plug-in in detail, screen shots look superb bcooney - hope FileMaker Inc buys it and integrates the feature!
  13. I'm not at all sure how to approach this - whether with multiple portals on a layout, (if it'll give the result), creating a temp static table with the required data, or if there is a better / cleaner way? (FileMaker Pro 11) The data for the report is reasonably simple, key tables: tblSalesperson (SalespersonID, Name, Location, etc) tblSale (SaleID, SalespersonID, CustomerID, SaleTitle, Date, Amount etc - sales are flat single high level transactions, no multiline sales items required) I'd like to report the data grid / pivot table (similar to those in Excel) view, but obviously
  14. Thanks bcooney, bit disappointed there are no direct syncing routines in Go - Syncing I agree is complex, I've written some mindbending VB and SQL routines in Access for subset syncing for offsite users for roaming systems. (Will review SyncDek from WorldSync.) So, if the ideal Go setup connects to Server (live), how is this catered for when people are out and about from the office - is it expected to put the Server on a secure internet connection and only allow live database access via Go like this, via a wi-fi, or use the 3G iPads only? Thanks!
  15. Completely new to Go, in fact I've only just started to read the pages on the FM website!! Don't even have an iPad to test it out on.... yet! I have a customer who doesn't use FM Server, but who is considering adding iPads for sales staff, so they can capture data with customers and return to base and upload the information. If we were to develop a FileMaker Go solution (probably a subset of their current main system), which captured customer details, orders etc. How can the data be integrated back (from 3 or 4 sales people on different iPads) to their main FileMaker system without u
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