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  1. I have created a number of free-standing backgammon quizzing files in Filemaker for use on an iPad. What I want is to allow people to go to my website on their ipads, click on a download button, and have the file imported to their device and open in Filemaker Go. Then they can use it on their own -- no connection to a hosted file is necessary, no further data updates to the file are needed. I am hosting the filemaker quiz files on Google Drive. When I initially set this up, it was working fine - - and it still works fine if I try it on my desktop machine -- the file appears in my downloads file. But one day I tried it, and the download no longer triggers -- I get stuck in a loop where I click 'download' on the google drive screen and nothing much happens. I have no idea what could have changed since August when I first set this up - - but it's just not working any longer. Can anyone suggest what's gone wrong, or how I might better navigate this simple need? Here's the web-page in question. The Quiz files are at the bottom of the page. https://nebackgammon.org/index.php/bg-taskmaster/ Just tap on one of the 'Taskmaster' images from your iPad to attempt a download. Albert
  2. hi all, I was tasked to great a database so the sales team can take order while on the road, these ipad will be connected to the net at all time either with WiFi or Cell service. I am thinking of the following; Server 1 - ERP will place a csv file in an FTP location, and server will import ever hour iPad (where i am having issues on what to do) 2 - iPad will download or update the database via a button at will Now i need to have the iPad or server place an csv file with the order on the the ftp server to i can have the ERP import the order. To place the order i was thinking of using Filemaker GO place the file either on Dropbox or using an ftp (but cant find an FTP Plugin that works with FM GO Any guidance is greatly appreciated. Thanks Rudy
  3. I have all of my credit card payment items in a file with fields for payment date and Reconciled. I enter the payments when I become aware of them and some are entered with a payment ahead of the actual date of entry. I wish to know what my actual bank balance is at any time which means subtracting items not reconciled. I make all entries on my iPhone as they occur and from time to time via Filemaker Go synchronise with my Mac. on the Mac I can run a script that sorts firstly by reconciliation and then by date ascending and this places the itms not yet reconciled at the end making easy to determine the actual bank balance. But when I synchronise that with my iPhone on Filemaker Go, the records are not synchronising in the same order as on the Mac. I would appreciate some help
  4. Is it possible to take photos on your iPhone and in Filemaker Go select multiple images from the camera roll and add them to the database all at once. It doesn't appear this is possible but I thought I'd throw it out there. Thank you in advance for any suggestions. Caroline
  5. Hello, I have a script with a single step, attached to a button. Step: Open URL: "prizmogo://x-callback-url/captureText?input=camera&ocr=el&x-success=fmp://$/MYFILE?/script=Dialogue" When I press the button, the Prizmo Go application fires up, I take a photo of the text, it recognizes it but the application stays open. I want to close the application and return the results to FileMaker. What am I doing wrong? Anyone? Thanks.
  6. Yes, I did say iPhone 5 - I have a small database i created that has a few portals on different layouts - Everything works fine on my Mac, fine on my iPhone X, even fine on my iPad mini However, I need it to also work on an old iPhone 5 and the portal data is just blank - nothing. In fact, I really ONLY need it to work on this old iPhone 5 (This particular database will go to a music festival to be used by several other people and I can't give them my iPhone) I have another layout with different portals that are working on the iPhone 5 - but not this main screen. I have made sure that all of my fields are small and inside the portal. - So, I am stuck as to why? BTW - It is Filemaker Go 16.0.4.456 (The latest version that I can install on an iPhone 5)
  7. I am trying to input address into FileMaker Go from Google Maps (all from iPhone). My thinking is this: I drop a pin in Google Maps Click on 'Share' Hit 'Copy' Go to FileMaker GO Paste the address However, when I do this - it will paste too much information - a) Name of location/business, b) address and c) https://goo.gl/maps...... URL Is there a way to only copy / paste the address OR URL (but not both at the same time)? Maybe I'm going about this all wrong (probably) - but I just need a simple way to copy and paste an address into FileMaker Go. and then later click on that address and view back in Google Maps. Any suggestions?
  8. I use Filemaker Pro 14 to communicate with my cabinet shop. I host my databases on a remote server that costs me $55 per month. The total ecosystem consists of three iMacs, three iPads and an i-Phone. The iPads & iPhone are, of course, hooked to the database with FM GO. I am usually fairly slow to adopt new software and new operating systems for several reasons. For many years I was first in line for every hardware and software upgrade. Over time I accumulated a lot of software and a lot of machines. The machines were always smarter than me and the software plenty competent enough. None of the new features were compelling enough to jump ship from what I was working with. Usually an upgrade on a piece of software required an upgrade to OSX. I couldn't simply upgrade one piece of software without upgrading all of the software and sometimes this meant I needed new work stations as well. I would be happy with Filemaker 14 for the rest of my life. My CAD software is out of date but I can play it like a piano. I prefer desktop applications over cloud based solutions. I am also getting a little fatigued by everybody having their hand in my pocket for $70 a month. (The software companies seem to have concluded where price elasticity kicks in) Enough of my rant: MY QUESTION is: Is it possible to add (FM14 compatible) Filemaker Go to to additional iPads if they are accessing FM14 based solutions?
  9. Hello, We have Filemaker server, and the techs in the field are sometimes in areas where the wifi/cellular service is sketchy at best. I was wondering what the best solution would be. I guess put the database on the devices (iPads) themselves and then create a script to import the offline data? I heard there are plugins to sync the data with the server. Just thought I'd throw it out there and see what experience other people have had. Caroline
  10. Hi all, I need to go to different layouts depending on device and parameters and while the script functions fine for the desktop I can not get it to go to the correct layout in the iPhone. What am I doing wrong. Sorry all, found my level of stupid and answered it myself.
  11. beverly

    solutions wanted Chiropractic Office solution?

    I'm looking for existing FileMaker solutions that would work for Chiropractic Office management. FileMaker, of course! Cross Platform (+ iOS for iPad - ready desired, but not required). HIPPA compliant and all that. thanks, Beverly
  12. 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?
  13. Hi All. I'm trying to understand how this works in my environment. We have Filemaker 13 Server, with FM Pro and FM Pro Adv clients. We are in a Windows Server 2012 Domain. So if I get an Ipad and connect it to the network, then download and install FM go, how does it connect to the FM server? will there be a problem with the Domain? The Ipad doesn't join the domain. Since it isn't joined, it also wouldn't be able to access the fileserver to view PDFs on the fileserver. is this correct? Extra question non-FM. What concern do you have with the Ipad being hacked? The Ipad would be on the network (even if it didn't get fileserver access). It could cause a security issue. thanks, not sure if I'm correct on these things. so let me know if I'm wrong. Scott
  14. Mostly posting this to hear myself talk but maybe someone will find it useful or a helpful discussion will ensue... My company has deployed a FileMaker solution over iPads for our sales staff. Because they are frequently in locations with no or poor reception, their solution is offline. They sync on demand when they have a connection and can select what they want to sync. My company is also one of those that doesn't like to buy anything. So I had to make my own solution to sync. The trouble is, our sales staff isn't always the best about syncing and sometimes if they select all options it can take up to two hours to complete a sync! I went to DevCon this year with a main goal of improving the sync speed. I came back with several ideas and these are the results. Currently, my solution is set up with a separate connector file. I did this because in the past I kept having issues with corruption of the main file. It would happen regularly but ever since I switched to using a connector file it has nearly disappeared. Hurray for that! The connector file has table occurrences for the server files and the local files and uses those relationships for finding the records to update. I then do a simple Import Records:Update Matching to update the data (in most cases, sometimes I do loop through and "set field" if the data is especially important). I talked to a bunch of people and attended several sessions about FMGo and the overwhelming feeling seemed to be "NO, BAD DAN!" and I left with my head swimming with ideas of PerformScriptOnServer and looping through records and payload files. Fun. First, I did some benchmarking. With my original script I got the following sync times for five different segments (some are just one table, some are multiple): Customers: 6 seconds Inventory: 3 minutes 32 seconds Orders: 2 minutes 59 seconds Inventory Master: 3 minutes 58 seconds Pricing: 27 seconds I then went in and changed all of the syncs to loop through the records and "Set Field". I had it set all fields because it was even longer if I had it first evaluate if it needed to do a set field. Customers: 2 seconds Inventory: 23 minutes 58 seconds Orders: 2 minutes 10 seconds Inventory Master: 43 seconds Pricing: 3 seconds So I had some luck in a few places but absolutely atrocious for the Inventory sync. A couple of things to note: there were a couple of tables that I was just syncing everything instead of what was new. I believe that was the case for the Customers sync in particular. Also, the big thing for the inventory master is that it has product pictures in it. I learned about Base64 encoding and decoding at DevCon and I'm sure that was the winning ticket for making that sync go faster. I'm guessing even the import version would go quicker if I was to use that instead of importing the large picture files. Since the data changes regularly, I wanted to be sure that I had good numbers to work with. I was telling the script to sync 10 days worth of changes. I reran the benchmarking today to different results (this time it was over wireless instead of cellular because I was running out of data on my plan): Old Script: Customers: 2 seconds Inventory: 12 seconds Orders: 31 seconds Inventory Master: 8 minutes 59 seconds Pricing: 15 seconds New Script: Customers: 4 seconds Inventory: 2 minutes 35 seconds Orders: 1 minute 24 seconds Inventory Master: 13 seconds Pricing: 6 seconds On the whole, it would seem that looping with set field is not a good method if you want speed. Of course you can argue it is more reliable so there's a trade-off. I wanted to experiment with running the query on the server and then sending over just data for the Inventory sync (about 1700 records). I used PerformScriptOnServer to pass the date to be synced. I had the server find the records I needed then loop through them and capture the data into a variable. I then set that into a data table field. The iPad copied over the data and I had it. But now what to do with it??? First I tried unpacking it into a temp table and then using Import to update the data. 5m 10s. Ok, that's twice as long. I then unpacked it directly into the table to update by querying the item ID. I update the data if found and added it if it wasn't (wasn't even concerned with deletions at this point). 9m 1s. That's going the wrong way!! So, with the exception of making sure I sync only the records that were changed and using Base64 encode/decode for pics it looks like I'll be sticking with the import function. One good thing is that the two users I've switched over to FMGo 14 are saying syncing is going a little quicker than when they were on FMGo 13.
  15. Hi Guys, I've built a iPad registration kiosk for a client at his business place. Everything seems to be working just fine, but on the last step to complete the registration I need the iPad to print the registration out for the back office. That also works fine, but the Print Dialog box on ipad is un-avoidable according to FileMaker Go Documentation. This dialog throws off most customers and hinders the registration process. I need to find some type of work around for this so customers are not prompted with the print dialog. Also, my client doesn't want to have to have to print manually print each registration from the desktop interface in the back office. This should be automatic. I thought of some server-side scheduled script, but the server is remote, so it won't be able to get to the printer without some type of constant VPN connection to my customer's site. Too much overhead. This seems like too much overhead to maintain. Is there any client-side scheduled scripts? Any other ideas would be great. Thanks!
  16. Hello, So we VPN in to our office network and then connect to our FM16 Server with either our laptops (Filemaker 16) or FM Go (16.0.4) One of our users can get as far as loading the two database icons from the server but when trying to open the file getting timed out connections. Even when connecting to the internet via a WiFi connection. At the same time, his laptop will connect. Looking in the logs on the server - there's no sign of the FMGo connection. Looking at VPN logs (although we know he's connecting) shows a normal connection into our network. Is there any other source of information that might illuminate the problem? Thanks
  17. I have a request from a colleague in the office to be able to search for records that only have a specific checkbox or checkboxes activated in a global field derived from a value list. Therefore ignoring those that have additional or other boxes checked. So far I have played with the following script. I'm typing this from memory so haven't added in error capture etc. Set Field ($search ; "==" & client::interests) Note. client::interests is selected by the user from checkbox options Enter FInd Mode [ ] Set Field (client::interests ; $gsearch) Perform Find [ ] So for example:- 3 records and the client::interest field options as follows. 1: Tennis, Football, horseracing, Rugby 2: Tennis Rugby 3: Rugby, Sailing, Tennis Set Field ($search ; "==" & "Tennis Rugby") Enter FInd Mode [ ] Set Field (client::interests ; $gsearch) Perform Find [ ] ONLY records 2 should be returned. It works but as an exact match if I ensure both client::interests and $gsearch are sorted A-Z and can fall over if carriage returns exists and so on. Just not confident this is the best and most robust way to solve the issue. Any thoughts appreciated. Thanks Zab
  18. I find that when I use FMGo, some recent data is lost if the database crashes. Is there a way to 'flush to disk' on IOS to prevent this from happening?
  19. I have a table of pictures related to jobs, and currently I have a layout where my users add a record and they insert a picture into the container field. This works fine, but the process is slow, as they must add each picture one at a time. Is there a way to do a multi-select of pictures from the Camera Roll to add multiple pictures at once?
  20. Hi everyone, We are using sliding panels as a major interface feature. In the development process, we discovered a FileMaker Go Bug: 1. We stack slider panels on top of each other 2. A panel with a portal is underneath a different slider and the top slider is not hidden with "Hide Object When" feature 3. The bottom panel is called with the "Go to Object" script step to show the panel with the portal. 4, The user cannot scroll the panel with a finger swipe unless the panel is hidden. Buttons, popovers, and fields are all accessible, just not the ability to scroll. 5. Scrolling on FMP client works fine. Only Go is affected. How to replicate: Put a panel on a layout. Add a portal with several records (enough to scroll on an iPad). Add a second, invisible (Slider Panel set to no background and no line color) slider on top of the first. Save and test on a Mac (no issues) then on an iPad. The panel will not scroll. Workaround (if any): Use the HIde Object When" command to hide the sliding panel. When there are several panels, the logic gets a bit tricky. Product and version: FileMaker Pro 16.0.4 and Go 15 OS and version: iOS 9.3.5 and 11.2.5 Browser and version (for WebDirect only): N/A Hardware: iPad 3 and iPad Pro (2017) I have attached an .mp4 showing the problem. If anyone can think of a work around that does not include hiding the slider, I'd like to hear about it. We've tried all the Nav and Window commands. It just doesn't work the same as it does on Client. Thanks, Don
  21. I have been using FM Go on iPads for a few years for gathering field data for wildlife research. We collect genetic samples and they are enclosed in an envelope that contains a barcode for easy entry. It has worked perfectly until I updated to iOS 10 and FM Go 15. The barcodes are type codabar. Any ideas on how to fix this?
  22. We are having an issue with the ipad occasionally getting a 'host not found'. The 'external data sources' have the proper IP address of the host computer, but even with the ipad right next to it, the 'host not found' message occurs. Is there a way to make a hard connection between the ipad and the host for filemaker-sharing?
  23. Hi, I have some pictures that are not displaying in the Go version (but all is ok on macOS FileMaker Pro 16). I usually une PNG, transparent or not. Any idea ? Thanks !
  24. Hi all, I'm trying to do following: 1) FM Go performs a script on an open, "master" database (hosted on a Desktot computer with Mac OS X and Fm Pro 14 Adv) -> OK 2) the "master" database (always open and reachable) should open a second ".fmp12" file ("slave") which is in the same folder as the "master" file on the desktop computer -> NO Apparently the "Open File" script step when run by the "master" database but called from FM GO doesn't work (can't open the "slave" file). Open URL script step run from the master file doesn't work too, as it expects the "slave" file to be already open. Is what I'm trying to achieve possible ? How ? Thank you in advance !
  25. Hi there, I have a strange issue with a web viewer in FMGO. I'm using one script to open a new windows, that displays a web viewer and Pass a URL. In FM pro 14 the script works as expected and I see the page I want to view in the web viewer. However, when we rung the exact same script in FMGO, a new window opens, the web viewer is visible but empty - no web page in the viewer. Has anyone had an issue like this before or could you suggest where I might look to resolve this issue? Mark
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