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  1. Hey.... Currently running FMS15 on a dell optiplex from 2015. No real issues to speak of. I want to upgrade to FMS17. Was thinking of switching to a Mac Server, wanted to know your thoughts. I do hit my server now from the outside and plan to use more heavily with images, uploading to my server into image containers, etc. Why switch...for one, my shop is primarily graphics and Mac based and we are just better all around with Macs. I realize there are probably better hardware configurations getting a new PC. Thanks! Mike
  2. FMS17: In my Import.fmp12 database, I have specified an external FileMaker database file:Main.fmp12 and added a couple of table occurrences to this file (with the same names as in Main.fmp12) and added the corresponding layouts. When I open Import.fmp12 from a client, I can see and work with all records of the Main.fmp12 file, just fine. From the client, I can also run any script just fine. However, when I run the same script as a scheduled script from the server (only with server compatible script steps, of course) the script runs, but I can’t see any record ! Here are some script steps that I use: Go to Layout [ “Kontakt” (Kontakt) ] Show All Records Set Variable [ $id_Käuferbetrieb ; Value: Let ( [ ~fmsql_execute = True ; ~query = " SELECT id FROM Kontakt WHERE Betriebsnummer = ? " ; ~columnSeparator = Tab ; ~rowSeparator = ¶ ; ~result = … ] And this is what I get: (Import is a local table and a local layout) LayoutName: Import RecordCount/FoundCount: 1324/30 LastError: 0 (Kontakt is a local layout with data from a remote table of an external data source from Main.fmp12, with TO «Kontakt») LayoutName: Kontakt RecordCount/FoundCount: 0/0 fmsqlresult: ? LastError: 0 I’m puzzled — Any idea what’s wrong? Thanks a lot for any help! Gary
  3. Hi All, Scenario: We have 7 Severs - 3 DB ( xyz1.abc.com (Database Server), xyz2.abc.com (Database Server) & xyz3.abc.com (Web Server (Child of xyz2.abc.com) ) and 3 Citrix Servers where FileMaker client is installed (xyz4.abc.com, xyz4.abc.com & xyz4.abc.com ). Current relationships are as below: xyz1>>xyz4, xyz5, xyz6 xyz2>>xyz4, xyz5, xyz6 xyz3>>xyz4, xyz5, xyz6 xyz1<<>>xyz2 xyz2>>xyz3 Could you please help us to know how many SSL Certs we need to purchase in case SAN type? If we need to purchase SSL certificates from other vendors which are not listed in FileMaker CA, can we purchase it from them and one more concern will that be working fine in FM Server?
  4. xpost: I have installed a copy of my website on my local server with installed FMS 17. Direct contact with the (local copy of the) database works fine through File–>Hosts–>localhost, and I can access the Admin Console via localhost:16001. When I try to connect via a php script, I get an Error 22 message: Communication Error: (22) The requested URL returned error: 503 Service Unavailable - This can be due to an invalid username or password, or if the FMPHP privilege is not enabled for that user. I can run other scripts which do not access the database successfully. I made this installation so that I had a testbed for my operational website. The database and php scripts are exactly identical to the files on my remote host (except, of course, for the server name in the php connector files). What steps should I take to isolate the problem?
  5. I'm working on a set of FM solutions that all share data links between one another. Currently, I'm working on local versions of the files but eventually the solutions will be uploaded to FM Server. Is there anyway that I can upload all of these solutions at once without breaking their links to one another? Or is it best I just build those links after the solutions are uploaded to FM Server? Thanks!!!
  6. faaslave

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    Hello all, I just started using FM17. It has been a long time, since FM11 that I have used FM. I am setting up a solution starting with FM Starting point. I created some value lists to use and all of them are fine but something strange keeps happening with one of them. I select the field, the options come up, I pick one, and I get this. "This operation could not be completed because the target is not part of a related table.". Filemaker does make the change when I select a new value from the list. How can I get this warning from a value list? Doesn't this error have to do with a script? I am not running a script that I can see. Thanks. Dave
  7. Hi, we're using Rest API and we are not using FileMaker web hosting. Therefore, a landing page like «FileMaker Database Server Website» doesn’t make sense for us (looks a little bit like the Boston T in blue). Better would be to redirect a user to the company website, which resides on another server and has another subdomain. I’m not sure where we could change that, but it may be something like: Redirect all requests for FileMaker’s landing page, which are not for port 443 OR does NOT contain the string "/fmi/data/v1/databases/DATABASE/sessions" to "www.anotherwebsite.com:80". Other services, like ssh, vnc, should not be affected. Where and how would something like this be configured? A good new year to you all, Gary
  8. Maybe it's just our enterprise's network but our FM clients never seem to reconnect on a loss of network (wifi, wired, VPN, anything). We always get the endless "Reconnecting..." dialog on the fat client even on the shortest of disconnects and phantom disconnects where the network link is never truly lost. Go clients seem happy as a clam to reconnect in almost any scenario though. Anyone have a suggestion on what to look at to try and improve this? Thanks -David
  9. Hi, I saw that Filemaker is running a buy one get one free deal on FM17 for another few weeks and was wondering if anyone is interested in going in 50/50? If you are please email me at daniel(at)danielbedell.com
  10. I have been using FM Pro on FM Server 13 since 2014 to organize a multi-college series of workshops with a handful of colleagues at other colleges in my university. The database is essential to our operation, but the number of users other than me needing to access it at any time is quite minimal. I must upgrade Server because my colleagues have upgraded to FM Pro 16 for a different, much larger operation that runs out of a different academic unit. FM Pro 16 isn't compatible with FM Server 13. Unfortunately, I can no longer easily purchase a standalone version of Server. The new cost of running Server is going to average to about 10 times the cost over the last four years. The rep at Filemaker suggested that I share some other unit's version of FM at my university. Is there an easy way to upload and download a database to the administrative console without needing to ask for direct access to the console? I will need to propose an arrangement that doesn't give me administrative access to other databases on the console. But I will also need to be able to replace the current version of my database at any time without having to call on somebody else with the necessary privileges. Perhaps there are scripts that do this for either Mac or Windows platforms? Or, even better, does FM Server offer a simple way of providing limited access?
  11. I'm having huge difficulty getting FileMaker Server 17 to work. The server operating system is Windows Server 2016. The client PC is Windows 10. The software installs OK but when I use FM Pro 17 client to connect remotely, I can't connect. I see the server under "Local Hosts" but when I click on the host name, after a minute or so I just get the message "connection failed". A ping to the host local IP address is successful so there is definitely a local area network connection. There is a Sophos hardware Firewall in place and I thought this was the culprit. But when I disconnect it, it made no difference. Ports required to be open for LAN connectivity from Pro to Server are, unless I am mistaken, 80, 443 and 5003. When the Firewall is put back in, I know I will need these ports to be open. But as I say, even without, there is only a "failed connection" message. If it pings OK, what could be the problem? This is very very urgent so any help very much appreciated. Regards Nick
  12. I'm getting this more and more intermittently. I can open the remote file from other machines just fine. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. Has been happening since we went from FMP15/FMS15 to FMP17/FMS17. Off and on but more on lately. Rebooting has sometimes solved it in the past. Isn't today. I'm having to use different machines because it won't work at all today.
  13. Hello All - I have a wildcard cert from Godaddy for my domain. I have successfully reinstalled this cert on Server 17 by using the White Paper from Steven & Wim - thank you! My issue is this: I would like to use the certs/key on other machines/platforms but adding the keyfilepass is causing issues with my linux firewall -> PFSense. I have tried omitting the keyfilepass option however the CLI tells me this is a problem. Is there a way to generate the CSR without using the keyfilepass option? This would give me more options on the other machines. Thank you! Jim
  14. Hi all, I currently have a database hosted with an iMac/FileMaker server and I have about 11 computers that connect via the network daily and then from home using the IP address. Our database is filled with tons of conditional formatting and thousands of pdf’s. FileMaker at home is usable but a lot slower than using it on the network in our office. I am opening up a brand office in Alaska next year and it will be staffed with 5-10 employees and I need them connected to my database. My current plan is to have them all connect to the IP and use our single server, but I’m afraid it will be very slow and impact productivity. Should I set up a second server in our branch office and sync them or what is the best options for this setup? Thank you
  15. When I take a backup file from the server where all the databases are encrypted (EAR) the encryption password does not work. The password is the right one because it opens the server databases. I copied the file to my own computer and try to open it with filemaker 17 and the password doen not work. Also tried to open the file on our test filemaker server 17 and also the password does not work. Can anyone explain why this does not work?
  16. Because I write a lot of server side scripts and often using custom WPE urls, one of the most annoying things in FileMaker Server 17 is that it is now impossible to monitor the logs from the admin console. I always have to download them. I found an alternative way to monitor them, by using FTP. With some nifty perl scripts, I can now even tail the Event.log and Access.log. It's a whole other story for the other logs, like the wpe.log, the Stats.log... It is just impossible to download those over FTP. Earlier I already noticed they don't play nice with FSEvents on the Mac either. Has anyone here created a good solution to monitor those files, given that: I have only access to the FileMaker Server using FTP (Implicit SSL) and the admin console, no SSH, RDP or other management tools. I do have the possibility to install plug-ins on the server. Maybe some of you created some server side script that is able to monitor those files. Or you have some other solution.
  17. I all, Please could you assist with steps and code to only display a running strip form Live Forex rates. I tried a few codes from google by pasting the code in web browser. i then get the attached message or a related table is missing. Please could you assist?
  18. 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
  19. Hello, i would like to know if when uploading a database in filemaker server it should be empty? Or can i upload the database with all the created records? Please let me know thanks
  20. Hi there, in FM server 16 I could view scripts that were currently running on the server and stop them (in the case of a bad step or something) I can't seem to find where I can see running scripts in FM server 17? Has this feature been removed? am I just missing it? Mark
  21. Hi all, Please could you advise if there is a shortcut to open FM to display the ribbon?
  22. Hi I have for years run macOS Server (mainly for OD and Filesharing and Websites) and Filemaker Server. This has NOT been supported by Filemaker since Web Direct, FMS13?.. but one could make it work using Reverse Proxy and setting other ports than 80 and 443 during the Deploy Server Setup. There is an exellent turorial on precursor.ca ‘s page called Reverse Proxy. Now.. In FMS17 there is no way to set the port, there IS no deployment step anymore, there ... anyway..they changed it a lot the whole setup and Apache use. Does anyone know how to make this work..? We have run this setup for eight years now and I am just not ready to buy another mini just for Filemaker Server. I tested arround with AWS, moving all to the cloud, substituting Open Directory with AWS or Active Directory... but whenever I look at AWS it cost 50 USD/month.. which is way to much for our 5 people shop... I would really like to make this work for another year or so, until we move to the cloud...
  23. There are a few certificates listed on the FileMaker support web pages as tested for FM Server 17 and i am trying GoDaddy one as it is the cheapest one. On 2 servers i tried so far, after more hustle then expected, i managed to install the certificates and now i got an ORANGE lock on both stating that the certificate is there but can not be trusted. Why is this happening? Could it be that they listed the certificate that is not really working well with FM Server? I have been installing GeoTrust certificate on previous servers and never had these issues... On the top of this, now it will not open my files and it is describing them as unencrypted even though they are encrypted. Is there a good way to approach this in order to understand what is going on with FileMaker 17, certificates and encryption on the files, why is it not working smoothly. I installed everything by the book and it simply does not work as expected.
  24. Hello all, gurus! We have trouble getting filemaker server 17's SERVICE (read WINDOWS SERVICE) starting as a regular domain user. In other words, if we install FMS17 with the default option of LOCAL SYSTEM USER, then the windows's FMS service starts with that LOCAL SYSTEM user. If we try to install FMS17 with the option of a regular DOMAIN USER, the windows's FMS service wont start at all. We are on Windows 2012 R2 server (all minimum requirments are met). Windows 2012 R2 is a domain member (not a domain controller, simply a domain member). Installing FMS17 was started with Administrator privileges. What we are trying to do is to simply install FMS17 as a regular domain user (say filemaker@domain.local). At a certain point of the FMS17 setup, we are asked to choose between LOCAL SYSTEM or DOMAIN USER ACCOUNT: if we left (choose) local system, installation ends and all is OK, while using regular domain user (ie filemaker@domain.local), installation always fails and the FMS17's service wont start. We already made ALL kind of test - and the domain user (filemaker@domain.local) was in ALL kind of domain admins groups we think off and (by the way suggested from the Filemaker's support engineers). Filemaker support really sucks on this, we already made over 1 month of useless email with them to no avail... Anyone on this? Thank you very much for any help!
  25. I am running FM Server 17. I have a weekly "Databases in Folder" back-up schedule that runs weekly. There are four databases in the folder but only three get backed up. It consistently is omitting one of them. Any ideas why that would be occurring?
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