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  1. Hi, We have a workgroup (6 persons) with FMP9 installed, all with unique license key. Before we used PMP7, there have no problem of sharing common files. But after this updating, only one user can connect to database. If we open a common file at server machine, and all client machine report a "License key conflict with user FMServer". This is first time we get this kind problem, if anyone has an idea?
  2. Unable to open a database file created in 8.5 in version 9.0. It just hangs when trying open. I've tried deleting all file references and validations using files not accessible on computer where I am trying to open the file. I've deleted all users requiring authentication by anything other than Filemaker Pro.
  3. mcyrulik

    FM Download Issue

    Has anyone else had issues downloading files from the website with a maintainence release link? I try and it gets about 5 MB on any file and stops. I have tried on 6 machines on various networks. Just curious.
  4. I have just upgraded from FMP 6.5 to FMP 9.0v3 on a single Windows XP platform (no network). My problem is that I keep getting the following message as I try to use my databases: "This record cannot be mofied in this window because it is already modified in a different window". How can I overcome this? Thank you.
  5. Jeff Irvine

    Data disappearing

    Hi, I recently opened the database I am working with and all my data has disappeared. The records are still there, but they are empty and devoid of data. I had a back-up copy, so it is not the end of the world, but I would like to know how to avoid this problem in the future. Does anyone know why this might have occurred and how I could avoid it? Thanks, J
  6. OK, I am probably going to regret posting this, but it's the end of the day and I'm fried and I figure one of you guys or girls will be able to answer this before I can figure it out tonight...... Let's say I have a field(Field 1) with a list of items: 1 2 3 4 Now let's say I have another field(Field 2) with values in it: 1 3 Now let's say I want to return all the values in Field 1 that don't appear in Field 2. How would I go about doing that? FilterValues(Field1; Field2) will return those values in Field 2 that DO appear in Field1. I'm looking for just the opposite.
  7. stapes

    Crazy Slow

    I've got a very small database (1000 records or so) with about 50 scripts. In list view, when I move from record to record I get an hour glass with each move time. Likewise the running of any script. I'm mean its wicked slow. I'm running on a dual boot machine, xp on both sides, but I haven't upgraded one side to 9 from 8.5. On the 8.5 side its as fast as a scalded dog. Anyone else having this problem? Any help appreciated.
  8. It's been 4 months now since the release of Leopard, and still FileMaker is not compatible with it. Windows are getting out of focus all of the time, and are sometimes even impossible to activate again, the only option left being to kill the application and damage/lose data. It's not because you can start up an application, you can declare it "compatible". There seems to be some "don't blame it on us" game going on between FileMaker and Apple, put in another way, it seems to me that FileMaker catalogues the window focus issues as "not our problem", and so does Apple. OK, no problem, just go back to Tiger is what I thought. But no way, the new MacBooks don't run Tiger anymore. This is REALLY starting to unnerve me.
  9. We recently had everyone in our company upgrade to FileMaker 9 from 8.5. Every workstation runs on Mac OS 10.4.10, and the database is accessed by about 35-40 people (peak). Roughly half of the employees are at the central office on a LAN that includes the Xserve G4 server hosting the database, and the other half are in different locations around the USA. Everyone uses remote access to login regardless of whether they are on the LAN or not. Those of us at the central office have had no problems, and the database even seems to run a bit faster than it did with 8.5. However, I have received complaints from several people who access the server externally, saying that it's running even slower than it was with 8.5 (remote access has always been pretty slow for those outside the LAN, but the drop in speed was significant enough for them to notice). From what I have gathered, it sounds like the speed issue comes when running scripts. Literally the only change that has been made with regards to hardware or software is the upgrade from 8.5 to 9, and no major changes have been made to the database, yet the external users are saying it's slower. Does anyone have any idea if this issue has come up elsewhere, or what the cause of it may be? I'm about ready to call Filemaker and demand that they take their 50 licenses back.
  10. Adam123

    Parse Webpage?

    We use an outside service to monitor 150 computers up/down status. and I would like to have Filemaker pull the data out of the webpage and store it all in the database. Does Filemaker have a function that would automatically do this?
  11. Have been trying to learn FMP since it is the only "Userfriendly" db on the Mac. I want to develop a solution for my office integrating my word processor, spreadsheet and database. (I did make a prototype db to work in my office though it looks it might be better if I switch to Word, Excel, Acess VB.NET). All it matters to me is to get my work done in the most efficient way and still be able to easily customise the solution. Every time we noobies ask a question like "How do we get this functionality in FMP?.. General Patton said from FMP5.5 to FMP9: "Nothing is Impossible in FMP" with [color:gray]"that can be easily done in Access". Should I wait for Apple Numbers 2.0 (or its equivalent that outperforms excel) , then wait for FMP X to support Numbers, Applescriptability and Recordability, Learn Objective C/JAVA to create my custom data entry screen, learn APXL, PHP, Javascript or Should I use Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint and VB.NET? What can filemaker do that MS Access cannot do other than run on OS X and Windows? Its surprising to find that under the hood FMP a "limited database" for people looking for user friendly functionality. FMP now has Limited SQL capability, Limited ODBC connectivity, Little better than Limited Applescriptability (compare that with VB.NET and Access). Better support for Excel than the previous version? Was really excited to learn that I can hide an interface element if I add it in a portal with a background set to none and somehow set the related table add or remove a record to show or hide the element. Then I learnt that in Access, I can use Object.visible="False" to hide an object. May be its more like an "Appletrick" way of showing people that though they are number "X" in the computer industry, they are growing daily and still there is room to grow.. Last year's sales tripled this year (10 to 30 = rate of 3X !! ) and its still growing?? FMPs cross platform advantage is eclipsed by its inability to add full support for all the latest apple technologies out there. If I need a good user friendly interface, I am limited to what the FMP built in tools offer. In Access for example, I can use all the power of VisualBasic to control the user interface. Control visibilty of objects via scripts, Events, a good timer that does not lockup the screen, change field properties like border color to give instant feedback to the user, a good scripting language, ODBC, integration with other office tools like spreadsheets, word processors... When will we see these features in FMP? Hopefully not when the Mac platform finally overtakes windows that >90% of the world is using a Mac! I pray to thee that then there will still be more room left to grow! Amen.
  12. I have been using the trial version FileMaker Pro 9 and have purchased FileMaker Pro 9 Advanced. I now want to use the Pro Advanced version instead of the trial version. Questions: Do I uninstall the trial version first? Do I install Advanced and leave the trial version active? Do I enter the license key in the trial version? What is the best procedure?
  13. I loaded FM 9 adv on my Win Vista based HP laptop and the short cut keys ctl-alt-arrow for aligning objects stopped working. I have to use the menu to align objects. I don't have this problem with FM9 adv on my Win Vista desktop computer. Can this be a keyboard issue? Is there a setting somewhere in FM?
  14. FYI, the FM 9 installer contains a Read Me file that is somewhat buried, and is not accessible after installation from the Help menu. I'm guessing that many of us missed it the first time. This readme file contains a lot of useful last-minute information that is not in the help system. On mac, it's located in the "English Extras" folder in the DMG installer.
  15. I'm running Vista and my new FM9 Advanced. When opening the script editor the Copy Past Cancel and OK buttons are missing. Strange ..... Marcel
  16. gbrown


    The runtime still won't connect to anything! You've got Adobe coming out with the AIR runtime, MS is working on theirs, and then you have FM who has had the ability for years and could have put a serious thumping on the above two but won't because they want to try to make everyone pay $300!! Really upsets me because FMP is such a nice program and easy to use but it's like getting all dressed up with no place to go! Oh yeah, I could pay $1600 and serve the data up to a whole 250 people....Or I could pay nothing (MYSQL) and serve the data up to as many people as my hardware will handle. There's a tough choice. I'm sorry for the rant, I know there are people here who are excited about the new release. Just had to get that off my chest. Thanks Greg
  17. Hi Filemaker Lovers, I am having the below doubt -- can any one help me please, I am going to create a website in php and which is going to be controled by filemaker CMS application. For this, I have the below doubt, 1. We can able to bold/italic the text selected using the filemaker format options. But, when I am showing this in web via PHP -- it shows the text normally without formatting. Kindly can any one help me please -- how to achieve this ? Thanks in advance.. Hari
  18. Hi! I recently started to work with filemaker and so far I'm really impressed. But a problem that i can't really solve showed up. I followed the guide at http://fmcollective.com/?p=43 which describes how to insert only the map part of google maps (not the whole webpage) in filemaker using web viewer. I create the 2 php files i needed, put them on my webpage and then directed the custom webadress feature to this location. But now to the problem. If my adresses in my databas contaions å ä ö it doesn't work. I've tried to figure out where the problem lies. Is it the charset of the php files or webbrowser but i think it has something to do with the web viewer feature of filemaker. Do u know?
  19. independentCreations

    Purchase Options

    I am looking at rolling out the database i am developing within our business. I am looking at the best way to do this. I have a few questions... *Seat Rental-Has anyone come across this my boss mentioned it as a possiblity. Personally i don't see the benefits. *Pro V Advnaced-I want to use the features within advnaced for development and maintanence. Plus the tooltip/menus. But does this also mean i have to use advanced for all my users seats so they can utilise these features?? Or will pro cover this? *Server options-i am thinking of leaning more towards advnaced as i am the type of guy that likes to have options for expansion. And if i did need a feature offered in advance i would like to utilize it without upgrading and all the issues that come with it. any insight on these points would be helpful as. thankyou. Brendan
  20. I installed FileMaker Pro on a client machine and was able to connect to the databases on the FileMaker server database host. Everything was golden. Then, the machine needed to be reloaded (and we completely blew away and reinstalled everything). After I reinstalled FileMaker Pro, I could no longer connect to and see the databases on the FileMaker Server. For the life of me, I cannot figure out what has changed from the last load to this load. FileMaker Pro worked and still works on every machine we installed it on, but now, it doesn't work on any machine we re-load. The Firewall is off. OS is XP, both before and after re-load. We tried completely opening up the registry. Nothing works. Any ideas? Thanks, Joni
  21. Anyone else running FMP 9.0v1 on managed client? I have installed FMP 9.0v1 onto my 10.4.10 managed client and when logging in under a managed user environment, FMP 9.0v1 will not launch. It acts as if it will, but then stops. It almost looks like the program is trying to open some registration file, but I haven't been able locate what it's trying to do. If I log in as an admin, it works as expected. I called support and their answer was, give them admin access to the machine and it will work. Problem is, that's not a practical solution for us given the fact that we're a school and staff do not have their own machines, meaning middle school age kids will have a field day trashing the workstation and doing things that they shouldn't...let alone it being a nightmare. Previous versions of FMP ran fine if a user wasn't an admin, but not FMP 9.0v1. Anyone have any suggestions...should I abandon 9 and go back to 8.5.x? I have heard that 9.0 is suppose to be the one to use and I'd really like to go that route, but I seem to have hit a road block.
  22. Every time I quit my solution I several hundred of the following message when opening Console. iMac C2D, 2.16ghz, 3MB Ram, Leopard 10.5.3, FMP9 v.03. Also, the opening splash screen says FMP9 Trial. Yet Trial is not on my system and my copy of FMP9 is paid for and legit. Any help with either issue would be greatly appreciated. FMP9_Close_Error.pdf
  23. Hi Guys, The IT department rolled out patch number 3 for version 9 for FM. The previous install was 9v1. It seems as though everytime a user tries to open up a LOCAL file (i.e. a file that is not hosted by our server but could be on the local disk or a networked mapped drive), FileMaker decides to go into uninstall mode. Has anyone encountered this behaviour and knows of a workaround. We have approximately 600 machines and about 60 have come back to us. We've had to unistall the whole app and then reinstall it. Reading through the patch notes, it does say you can install v3 on top of v1, as my initial gut reaction was you had to install the patches in sequence v1,v2 and then v3. Thanks Jalz
  24. I am a complete newbie to FMP, but at work we have a new setup where some of us are on Macs and some on PCs. The person who I am working with is using a PC and I use both PC/MAC. Whenever anyone attaches a .pdf file using a PC, the mac users cannot open the file (cannot double click or extract it to desktop etc). PC uses seem to be able to open their own attachments and those attached using a MAC. Does anyone have any advice about how to fix this problem? Thanks in advance.

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