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  1. I'm trying to prevent the modification of a record once a value of a particular field has been set. I tried to do this with the field validation but this doesn't work as smoothly as I would like. Somehow when I click on scripts after I attempted to modify the record, it somehow allows it then eventually the validation message comes in then says would you like to abort the script. It is a little clunky. What I would like is for the user to experience as though the field became non-modifiable. I managed to get this experience by setting the user's privelege set to allow modification based on the value of the field. This works great with the only exception of the message that tells the user, "Youra ccess privileges do not allow you to perform this action" I would prefer if the error message was a bit more descriptive or reflective of what caused preventing the modification of the record. Is there a better way?
  2. I see that FM8 IWP lets you customize the iwp_home page. Anyone know if FM8 IWP handles popup blockers better than in FM7 ?
  3. Along with the rename of Developer to Advanced FMI have provided an upgrade path for users like me who are not Developers but would love to get our hands on the custom features in the Developer versions. I paid an extra £70 to have the upgrade to 8 advanced rather than 8 and I think FMI should be congratulated for following up their reasoning for a name change and making it possible to move up.
  4. I hope it is an ommission, but while adding scrolling in FM8, right clicking in a record for some simple commands (duplicate, copy, etc) was deleted.
  5. everytime i open my db the field sort (view by) is reverted to creation order, is this my issue or something with FMP8Adv?
  6. Am I correct in thinking that right now you can download a 30-day trial version of FM 8, but not of FM 8 Advanced? Have any Volume Licensing Agreement (VLA) folks received either FM8 or FM8 advanced yet?
  7. Hi all, Before I get too far into things and potentially destroy a good database, I wanted to check to see if there are any known issues around opening a v7 fmp db in v8, then re-opening it in v7? We are unfortunately running both versions at the moment. I've tested this and it appears to be fine, but would love to get confirmation around this from other users. many thanks, julia talley
  8. Reed

    maintenance

    Boy am I happy I bought the maintenance on the volume license we got this winter.... Of course I just bought a 10-seat network license for Dacons MenuControl too : Oh well, we'll be using 7 until Server Advanced comes out for 8 anyway, so I'll get a few month's use out of it.
  9. In version 8 I was getting consistently bloated PDFs (sometimes 100MB+) when using the Save as PDF script step, but in 8.5 this problem seems to have disappeared - has anyone else noticed this? I have not seen it listed in the 'New features'. (8.5 advanced / Mac OS X 10.4.7)
  10. :P I need to have FMP automatically delete duplicate records down to a specific field when generating a report! My database has field like division, department, goal, objective, tasks... When I generate a report that tells a division each objective it has, there are many duplications because there is a record for each task (which may be 4 to 6 under each objective) I can clean these manually but there must be a way to auto delete duplications at the objective field level for this report!?
  11. Anybody else having problems trying to get the 8.5v2 Updater (for Leopard compatability!) to launch successfully? I just get the 'quit unexpectedly..' message every time, even after restart etc... I'm using 10.5.1 on a Mac Mini 1.83 Core 2 Duo Sky
  12. Come on FileMaker! I have not seen any indication of Server Advanced 8 for Linux. Anyone have an inside scoop? I was not at DevCon.
  13. I'd like to know if filemaker could handle groupware activity (email, contacts, forums, file management, etc.) through the web publishing? Are there any pre-built groupware applications for Filemaker?
  14. aharown07

    I feel stupid but...

    I must be missing something obvious but... where is the place in the FMP8 help file where it lists all the stuff that's new in this release and walks you through how to use it? If it's in there I'm not having much luck finding it... is there such a document elsewhere?
  15. Well now we have intel based macs and a whole new potential can o' worms to deal with. Anyone have any idea when/if FMI is going to put out a universal binary version of FM8 products for the mac? I'm sooo very tempted by the new MacBook Pro, but leary of running/developing via Rosetta translation. Thanks, --Perren
  16. Just received our copy of server 8, but just wanted to know if those people still on v7 professional will be able to connect. Thanks
  17. hello everyone, i'm updating our database and i'd like to combine several fields into one field. we have several fields like "notes" "comments" etc. and i'd like all of the data of these fields to go into one field, and then delete the fields we no longer use. can someone let me know how to do this? maybe there's a script, or is it a built-in function of fmpro? i couldn't find anything like this in the help files. thanks very much in advance alexandra
  18. Zero Tolerence

    ToolTips in Layout Mode!?!

    I'm getting a very strange bug in FMP8A. In browse mode, I see tool tips. No big deal right? Except these tool tips I didn't create, and its not over anything but a color background. These tool tips say things like "Queen of Hearts" "Jack of Spades" "Eight of Spades" I'm not doing ANYTHING with cards, about 6 months ago I built a little 21 application with FM7D, but I haven't opened it in at least 3 months. Sometimes, my mouse even turns into a hand, like when you mouse over a button. But nothing is on my layout! This still didn't bug me that much, made me laugh really, but those same tool tips are now showing up in Browse mode!
  19. Hello All, I am using FileMaker Pro 8 to handle my 10+gig sales database. On my most recent data load, the database stop loading the data right before it was about to finish. It froze with 120k left to load. Does filemaker have a maximum file size before it starts to become unstable? Thanks so much for the help!
  20. musixer

    change printers

    Hi everybody, I moved my database from FM 6.0 to FM 8.0. It contains a change-printer-database correspondig to VB-Scribt on Windows doing a good job (and it was free!) Now it does not work any longer, beeing supported only up to FM 7.0 (I am to unexperienced in Windows VB-Scripts to know, whether you allways need special VB-Scripts for each application-version). Does anyone know a change-printer-solution for free working with Windows XP and FM 8.0? Thanks in advance and greetings from Germany, Axel
  21. Our IT director set up an install script so that all our employees would have to do is double-click on the Pro 8 set-up file and pick English for the language. We are in a testing period with approx 10 individuals and the install when fine for 6 of them. The others receive an error message that basically states "FileMaker can not be installed or uninstalled on this version of Windows". I run XP Professional and can install fine but others running on the same can not. What's going on?
  22. I would like to install Filemaker 8 and begin familiarizing myself with the new features. But we still use Filemaker 7 and can not risk full implementation until Filemaker 8 is battle tested in our scenario. How does Filemaker 8 install with Filemaker Developer 7? Do both installs run without conflict? How you deal with Filemaker 8 take over the *.fm7 files? Let me know if you have any suggestions migrating solutions to Filemaker 8. It does not seem complex since Filemaker 8 uses the *.fm7 format. But you never know.
  23. I wonder if this is a bug or some new limitation in fm8 or maybe its just me. I have a script that deletes the "current login/password account user" and creates a new one. It used to work fine with 7 but now i receive a error when the account is created, not enough privileges. Even the custom privledg set i created in my solution allows all. The option"[Full access]" is ghosted in the "Add Account Option" Any ideas whats going on? I think the new account created has the custom privilege and wont allow to create a new account but "[Full access]" is not working, what to do? Here the script: Login: Admin or 1 Pass: no pass or 2 Untitled.fp7.zip
  24. For the longest time, I have used the 'Open URL' ScriptStep which makes a 'https://' request from both FMPro 5.5 and FMPro 8, to Internet Explorer. After installing the Internet Explorer 7 Beta on my PC, this wonderful functionality simply stopped working. Now when I initate the 'https://', the URL I receive in IE is 'http://1/'. Please note, normal non-secure 'http://' request continue to work properly. In search of a solution, I have checked my IE Internet Options against a PC with FMPro that still works correctly, but unfortunately I could not find an answer. Thus the post, anyone with any idea. All the best from Prague, Czech Republic, Dino
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