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  1. Hi, I have a container which i click on and take a photo on my ipad and it shows in the container. I want to be able to click that image on the ipad or pc to view the image full size after. How can i do this?
  2. Hi All, I created a calculation that resulted in a container image (see below). This is allows me to add/update images without doing anything in Filemaker. "imagemac:images/" & S_shot & ".png" This works perfectly on the my Mac, but doesn't work on FM go. The only way I could get the images to work in FM go was to import the images on a shot by shot basis. I imagine a script could be written to do this, but before doing so, I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a way to make the calculation work. Any ideas?
  3. Hello guys, newbie intern here. I am placing a .text document inside a container. I am trying to grab the text out of that container without doing so manually, can anyone help me out?
  4. Hi all, I need some help with script. Last weekend we migrated from 11 to 13 and as it turns out all our OLE objects are gone because of the change in FM 12. My workaround is to get the data from 11 and insert each one. with that said i was told i could create a script to open the attachment (excel, pdf) and in the case of the excel file make changes and then click another script to save changes to Excel. I believe the script would need to write to a temp file. Does anybody know any info on this. I'm starting to move the files from 11 to 13, but i would like to provide the users with the ability to click on a box so the attachment opens up. that way they don't have to do right click and export. Thank you
  5. Hello there,  I built a Media Center database with FileMaker Pro 12 for my customer that is hosted by their FileMaker Server 12 Advanced (FMSA). The managed files are Pictures, PDFs and Movies. We use the new managed storage of FM12. This database contain two parts : internal, for media's managment, accessed with FileMaker Pro 12 clients and external, for their partners, that use the Instant Web Publishing (IWP) engine of FMSA. Recently, i tried to take advantage of the new Interactive Container function for the movies. I communicated to my customer the recommended video formats of the IWP Guide : MP4, MOV and AVI. With FileMaker Pro, for the internal part, all works fine on both Mac and Windows. But on IWP, it only works with Safari on a Mac OS X (10.7 and 10.8) but doesn't work on Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9 and Windows 7 however QuickTIme plugin is installed on the PC. A little blue logo appears on the Interactive Container's upper left corner (-> see my screenshot). After a many contacts with FileMaker's Support, they was not able to solve the problem but they confirmed that, after few tests, the FMI technician was able to play .avi, .mov and .mp4 viedos over IWP with Internet Explorer 8 and 9, Chrome and Firefox without any problems !  Conclusion, they told me that the problem is probably due to my configuration so now, for my customer, it's just my fault. But...  - It's not a layout problem, because with FileMaker Pro on both Mac and Windows, it always worked. - It's not a network or server problem, because on my Mac with Safari, over IWP, MOV and MP4 are correctly played. - It's not a basic IE configuration problem, because i can drag and drop the same video file on browser's window from my desktop and the QuickTime Plugin starts automatically to play the video.   After hours and hours on this problem, i didn't go one inch farther... Help me please or just test it and send me your results...  THANK YOU !  Fred  PS: Excuse-me for my bad english !
  6. I have a solution that uses WebDirect to publish a list of files stored in a container. Is there a way using a url to direct download a file stored in a container?
  7. I have (still) a Members database. There is a field in Members:: called Photo. Photo is a container field. I want to produce a report whereby I show just members who have a NotIsempty(Photo) find. But, in setting up the FIND, the Photo field is grayed out?! Huh? Is there a work around for this? (I know I could setup a boolean field "PhotoYesNo" and then Find on it.... but am I missing something native?) Thanks Ron
  8. I have some files with a FM hosting service and those files have externally stored container data. The host had a problem yesterday, and once the problem was 'fixed', all links to the externally stored files were broken, i.e. VerifyContainer() returns false, I can see the image/icon in the field but export field contents is greyed out. I have a backup with all of the RC_Data, but of course I don't want to manually re-insert a couple of thousand files into container fields, and neither does my client. Any suggestions? I find this odd because my own FMS installation upgraded from FMS12 to FMS13 and didn't lose the connections to the externally stored data.
  9. Hello FM Mavens, I am likely missing something. I have a script step that calculates the dimensions of an image in a container field. There are many such fields so the script should work with any arbitrary one. I get the name of the field by using script parameter Get(ActiveFieldName). Let's say I have a container field "cont1". The script is triggered by entering the field. I am trying to calculate the height of the image by using GetContainerAttribute (Get ( LayoutTableName ) & "::" & Get ( ScriptParameter ); "height" ) The results are question marks - I am not sure why. If I explicitly identify the fields then the expression works. Tried the same expression (Get ( LayoutTableName ) & "::" & Get ( ScriptParameter )) in the script step "Set Field by Name" and it worked, which means that the expression correctly identifies the field the script is attached to. Then why is it not getting it the first step? What's wrong with the calculation? (FM17) Thanks Asu (I hope I posted it in the correct section)
  10. To summarise the problem, we have deployed part of our solution in IWP using HTTPS and have a problem downloading any file from a container field using Internet Explorer versions 7 & 8 (the other common browsers are fine). When clicking into a container, the file download appears to start and then you get an error stating that "data.file" cannot be found. I've been searching around the Internet looking for a solution to this problem - I've found a couple of threads, but found nothing useful. (you may find my posts at the bottom, before I decided to try and amalgamate the threads here). http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/56723-iwp-pdf-downloads-over-https-fail-in-ie7/ http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/67123-internet-explorer-could-not-download-pdf-in-container-field/ http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/d6404f1366 (between myself and FileMaker support). Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated, if I can find or hear a solution, I will post the answer (or a link) in this thread.
  11. My old fp7 solution had some fields that store the path to external pdf files, the files were stored in the same server machine and the path were like "file://oldserver/folder/file", the pdf files are shown in the solution through a webviewer field. The solution is developed under the 'separation model'. I just converted the solution to FM15 and I moved into a new server, at present I have both servers up and running, so the fmp12 database with fields pointing to "file://oldserver/folder/file" still shows pdf files as expected. Given that I want the paths to point to a certain folder into the new server I'm trying to find the right path to the new location of files but so far I haven't been able even thought I made sure that users fmserver and fmsadmin have full permissions on the folder that stores the pdf files. On the other hand I've seen that FMS15 creates a folder named "RC_Data_FMS" with a subfolder for each fmp12 file where the external container data is meant to be stored. Am I forced to store my pdf files in there OR somewhere else in the network? Thank you in advance.
  12. The Insert PDF context menu item is greyed out on my container field when I have my database open locally. My Google Fu has failed me on solving this. My container field is on a layout, not in a portal. I have Interactive Content checked. I have a PDF viewer working in IE. (Zeon - I do not know where I got this plugin - I very rarely use IE.). I also have an older version of NitroPDF Pro which I use daily, but no IE plugin at the moment. The container field Storage settings are "Store container data externally" and using Open storage option. I also tried the secure storage option which was the default. I have FM Pro 14.0.4 and this database is not converted from earlier version. I am using Windows 10 I can drag and drop a PDF into the container and I get the PDF icon, but it is not interactive However it is interactive (both native and WebDirect) when I upload the database to FM Server - which is also my local computer for now. But in all cases Insert PDF is greyed out. The only other solution that the web has coughed up it to use the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader which is not an option - I refuse to use that piece of #$@&. What else can I try? Thanks, Brad
  13. I am using FM 11v.4 with mac os 10.6.8. I have a database containing 832 entries and image has been associated with each entry, using store only a reference to the file. I would now like to store the image file within the database, rather than the reference only. Is there a way to convert the existing data base without making the change to each individual entry? thanks Vince
  14. Hi  When Custom Menu is configured on an application actions on Filemaker Go Container Field are affected showing less options than default.  On an image view and export options are not present on enabled Custom Menu, only replace and replace keep visible.  On a video again only replace and replace keep visible, play and export are not present.  I hope anyone can help telling me which commands should I enable on Custom Menu so this options continue enabled on Filemaker Go.  Thanks AM  Â
  15. Using the script step export field contents, I can not export the contents of a container field. Error message reads ...could not be created on this disk. use a different name, make more room on the disk or use a different disk. I know I have had this in years past, but I can not remember the fix for this. I found something about setting the fonts to .ttf, but I am on a mac running fmpa16. Any help would be much appreciated. David
  16. Hi, it's probably very easy, but I don't know how to access the data inside of a container field. I have a script that inserts a small text file (insert, no reference) into a container and all I can see is a file icon with the filename. When I use «GetAsText(ContainerField)», I only get the filename. But how can I access the data inside of this container/file? I need to perform a couple of text manipulations and store the results in another field of this record. Thanks so much for any help. Gary
  17. Hi I'm looking to add the picture from the products table to Invoices and Estimates tables. Not to successfully yet. What am I missing? Thanks in advance for you insights. M.
  18. Hi I make a database for the stones of Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim/Norway. Would like to make a container field that shows a image based on values in another field. Detailed description: I have 200000 stones with unik numbers. There is a field that shows a number for which part of the walls the stone is located. I want a container field that shows a map/photo, based on the numeric value. Anyone with a easy detailed explanation?
  19. I wonder if the storage for the images remains at the size of the original image taken by the iPad camera in spite of the replacement of that image by a much smaller thumbnail. From the isolated tests below ( with attached example db ) it looks like some of the storage in FMGo14 is recovered but not all, double what it should be. Also the overhead per container record appears to grow in a non linear manner on both FM OS X and FMGo14. Adding photos directly in FM on OS X appears to recover much of the storage that was not recovered in FMGo14. Unfortunately, only when another photo is added. In my solutions all photos are added in FMGo14 so storage size grows quite rapidly : ( The thumbnails are typically smaller than 1.1MB while the storage consumed for each image within the database appears to be average to 3.67 MB If this theory holds water how to I get the extra storage back as this is causing some real problems with sync times. calculation for container field // If the content of the container is an image shrink without distortion so max dimension is 1920 // if it is not an image then return self. This would apply to audio, files and music // if image has a largest dimension that is less than 1920 then just use image do not attempt to enlarge image. If ( PatternCount ( GetContainerAttribute ( Media;"filename" ) ; ".jpg" ) or PatternCount ( GetContainerAttribute ( Media;"filename" ) ; ".png" ) or PatternCount ( GetContainerAttribute ( Media;"filename" ) ; ".bmp" ) or PatternCount ( GetContainerAttribute ( Media;"filename" ) ; ".gif" ) or PatternCount ( GetContainerAttribute ( Media;"filename" ) ; ".tif" ) ; GetThumbnail ( Self ; If ( GetWidth ( Self ) < 1920 ; GetWidth ( Self ) ; 1920 ) ; If ( GetHeight ( Self ) < 1920 ; GetHeight ( Self ) ; 1920 ) ) ; Self ) Isolated Tests Created ContainerPhotoTest filemaker db with a single table and single field Media with GetThumbnail calculated result Move to iPhone 5s FMGo14 take photo ContainerPhotoTest 197 k with no photo ContainerPhotoTest 1.7MB with single photo Export Photo to desktop from Container Photo Size 467 KB But the database storage size has increased by 1.699 MB Add 8.6MB .jpg from the desktop in a second record ContainerPhotoTest 1.3 MB in size Drag photo to desktop from container Photo Size 623 KB ( 197 k + 467 k + 623 k ) = 1287 k 1,300 k - 1287 k = 13 k extra space used. What is happening here. So it looks like it works fine on OS X but perhaps not on iOS Try again with iPad Air 2 iOS • ContainerPhotoTest 1.3 MB in size • Take photo from FMGo14 Container • Take similar photo on iPad camera app • Photo Size 2.6 MB • ContainerPhotoTest 2.1MB in size • photo 800 k size increase • Photo size 467 k • Close and reopen FMGo14 • ContainerPhotoTest 2.1MB in size So it seems that in iOS some space is recovered on the photo re-size but not all. Final Test on OS X • Create new record and. • ContainerPhotoTest 2.1MB in size • drop similar photo 2.2 MB into container from desktop • ContainerPhotoTest still 2.1MB in size, no increase in size... • Quit and re open database • ContainerPhotoTest still 2.1MB in size • drag new photo to desktop 467k ( 197 k + 467 k + 623 k + 467 k ) = 1754 k 2,100 k - 1754 k = 345 k extra space used So it looks like something different is happening on OS X and FMGo I need to gather data including photos on FMGo and in practice as noted in the initial description of the production solution where no photos are added in OS X file size grows quite quickly. ContainerPhotoTest.fmp12
  20. Hi everyone i'm new in filemaker, i'm using filemaker 17 and currently i'm involve in a proyect but i have a problem that i can't resolve, maybe someone of you have had the same problem. I'm saving images in base64 format in a database to show them in a layout with web viewer,that doesn't has any problem, the problem is that i'm using a portal and i didn't know that portals don't support web viewer. I have to display those images but i can't remove the portal since i didn't do that layout and it has scripts using it along with the portal, is there a way to show images saved in base64 without use web viewer? (I've already tried to use container field but it only show a "?" image 😓 ) My English is not the best but I tried my best ,Thanks for your help
  21. FM 13 Is it possible to search a pdf document within an interactive container field or within a "supercontainer" without exporting the document? And then have the pdf within the container scroll to the found text?
  22. I've got an IWP solution in which photos are shown in a container field. As long as the container field is fairly small, the image shows without issue across multiple browsers. I have the image to shrink or enlarge to fit the container. However, management has asked that I enlarge the size of the image within the layout. When I enlarge the container the image is cropped to about 1/4 of its height and shows the full width of the image. I've tried everything I can think of. ...various image formatting options, alignment options, container sizes, etc. No luck, The images are contained in the field vs a file reference. Does anyone have any ideas?
  23. Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 FileMaker Server 12.0.1.178 During a daily scheduled backup in which it's set to keep a maximum of 14 backups, once there are 14 folders as expected I am receiving error messages stating: FMServer Error 685 Error occurred while deleting backup folder... When I look at the folder(s) in question it has successfully deleted all the database copies, only leaving the externally stored container files. All of them. And their folders. I looked at the permissions for each folder and they were all identical; all having fmserver/fmsadmin with Read & Write priv's. Thoughts, suggestions ?!
  24. Hello! Disclaimer: I have worked with Filemaker for a few years, but I only have experience constructing simple scripts. In the database I am working with, each of my records has an image container field where I enter .jpg files. I need to export these jpgs. Because there are thousands of records, I don't have time to export them one by one by right-clicking the container and choosing "Export Field Contents". I need to find a way to batch export the images from this container for all records. I found this FM forum that seemed promising: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5822/~/exporting-the-field-contents-of-a-container-field And constructed the script from the instructions: Go to Record/Request/Page [First]Loop Set Variable [$filePath; Value: Get ( DesktopPath ) MyPics::Description & ".jpg"] Export Field Contents [MyPics::Picture; “$filePath”] Go to Record/Request/Page [Next; Exit after last]End Loop This script "works" for me, so I must have done something right, but it only exports the image from the active record. So, either I did something wrong or misunderstood how the script works. I assumed the loop would perform the script for all records from "first" to "last" but it did not. Is there anyone out there who perhaps knows what I am doing wrong or knows of a better script I could use to perform this seemingly straightforward operation? I would be very grateful.
  25. Hi All, I just thought I'd try to give back to the community that has given so much to me by writing a little tutorial. This technique is one I developed on Macs. Mac OS X has the curl command line tool as part of the default installation. Curl is like a web swiss army knife. You can fetch files, POST data, upload to or download from FTP servers etc... so it brings a lot of functionality to the table which isn't built into FileMaker. I make use of curl through the "do shell script" AppleScript command, which in FileMaker I use through the "Perform AppleScript" script step. Here's a simple 6 line script that lets you take the contents of a container field and upload it to an FTP site. Substitute your container field in the first and fifth lines and your FTP information in the $script variable to make it functional. This script could be extended by actually having variables for the FTP credentials/location too but I've kept it simple here just to demonstrate the technique. set variable [$file_name; GetAsText(YourTable::YourContainerField)] set variable [$path_temp; Get(TemporaryPath) & $file_name] set variable [$path_unix; Middle($path_temp ; Position($path_temp ; "/" ; 1 ; 2) ; Length($path_temp))] set variable [$script; "do shell script "curl -T " & $path_unix & " ftp://USERNAME:PASSWORD@FTP_HOST/FTP_DIRECTORY/" & $file_name &"""] Export Field Contents [YourTable::YourContainerField; "$path_temp"] Perform AppleScript [$script] Enjoy!
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