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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. I have FMS17 running a system shell script that does the following: Tar the latest backup folder and leave it into a specific 'tar' folder Mount an external volume share rsync external share and tar folder The script was running twice a day without any problem until last week when I upgraded the server OS from High Sierra to Catalina. FMS event log just shows the following: Schedule "schedule-name" aborted; aborted by user. Possibly it's a problem with permissions but how to fix it?
  4. Browsing through my event logs, I am finding weird scripting errors, like: ... Information 645 ...local Schedule "Import Main (every minute 8-20)" scripting error (401) at "Import : Import Main : 36 : Perform Find". How can a simple «Perform Find» script step (which works just fine in the server scheduled script, btw.) generate a scripting error? Occasions where the FoundSet = 0 should be considered «normal». I also have found other errors, that shouldn't be errors, like «Go to Record/Request/Page [ Next ; Exit after last ]», when there is no next Record. What is the best way to prevent this? It’s clogging the log files. Thanks a lot for any insight! Gary
  5. I have an export script and it tries to save to server i need it to save to the local desktop cannot get scrip to work... I know Im doing wrong... need help thanks in advance.
  6. 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?
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Hi, I’m using FM 17 Sendmail with Multiple attachments on the server to send email via a selection of google accounts all managed under one Google Suite account. All accounts have already been set to allow less secure apps access, but what I have also found is for each account, email will not be sent unless the device IP (sending the email) is also known to the account. I can make this happen by logging into each account on the server via a browser so that the account learns the server IP, but this is problematic. I don’t own the accounts and although I have account details, each account has different 2 factor verification. It’s a lot of hoops to jump through. So my question is can I set up some sort of high level recognition on the G Suite admin account which will recognise the server IP for all of the children accounts? Thanks in advance Cath
  10. Hello, I am trying to do lookup from one table to next via script. I made a button A in table1 and after clicking it, it should open a record matching the ID number of table 2. How can I do that? thanks
  11. In recent FMS versions before FMS17, you could create a daily backup schedule that would repeat every X hours. I need that in FMS17, but those options are no longer available in the web admin, and I have yet to find a way to do this via the CLI. If I want to run a schedule every hour of every day, do I need to create 24 backup schedules like back in the day?
  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. Hi, I am totally new in xslt. I have the following xslt and I tried to export as xml. I got an error. "SAXParseException: invalid document structure". Is there a problem in my structure? What's the proper structure? <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' ?> <xsl:stylesheet version='1.0' xmlns:xsl='http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform' xmlns:fm="http://www.filemaker.com/fmpdsoresult" exclude-result-prefixes="fm"> <xsl:output version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8' indent='yes' method='xml' /> <xsl:template match="/"> <cityforcast> <xsl:for-each select="fm:FMPDSORESULT/fm:ROW"> <forcast> <id><xsl:value-of select="./fm:ID” /></id> <city><xsl:value-of select="./fm:City” /></city> <temperature><xsl:value-of select="./fm:Temperature” /></temperature> <humidity><xsl:value-of select="./fm:Humidity” /></humidity> <windspeed><xsl:value-of select="./fm:Wind Speed” /></windspeed> <winddirection><xsl:value-of select="./fm:Wind Direction” /></winddirection> <clouds><xsl:value-of select="./fm:Clouds” /></clouds> </forcast> </xsl:for-each> </cityforcast> </xsl:template> </xsl:stylesheet> Weather.fmp12
  14. Because I have only 1 external IP address in the office here, I have set up a reverse proxy on my Sophos UTM 9 firewall, they call it WAF or Web Application Firewall. In this setup, you define a number of "real" web servers with their internal IP addresses, you also define a number of "virtual" web servers by DNS name m type ( http or https ) and port ( 80, 443, or whatever you would like). This works great if you want to host different web servers on different internal machines. BTW they are all VMs. I also configured this for FileMaker Server, so everything https related is nicely routed to the fms machine. That also works great, apart from 1 small thing. The client complains about the certificate. There is nothing wrong with the certificate, as this works fine when I connect to the server internally ( using the same DNS name of course ). Everything nicely green. It only goes wrong when contacting it externally. FileMaker shows an error dialog that it cannot verify the identity of the server. See screen 1. When I click on "View Certificate" it shows perfectly fine certificates, as shown in screen 2, 3 and 4. There must be something wrong with the way the firewall is implementing the reverse proxy. I think I configured it correctly: I am passing the host headers, and the virtual filemaker site is correctly associated with the wildcard certifcate, just like the regular virtual apache web site that I am running as well and which gives not problems whatsoever. Someone at the Sophos forum indicated that perhaps the firewall is inserting some certificate information that is not making FileMaker itself happy. It appears to me that FileMaker is using 2 technologies here, one that is a custom FileMaker certificate client, which is detecting something it doesn't like, and the "View Certificate" dialog is almost certainly using standard system software ( webkit? ) and decides everything is fine. They are not agreeing with each other, that is for sure. Are there any IT people on this forum who have set up something like this? Any help is very much appreciated.
  15. Maybe I missed the party, or the conversation about this, but it seems like Licensing changed again. I see the pluses, but the minuses..What are the effects? What is the backward comparability? If there are solutions and existing desktop users (using Fm14, 15, 16) can they still connect to server 17 without a user license? how exactly are user licences managed in 17? How are they transferred/assigned between users? Existing FMGo solution with appx 20 users on 10 concurrent connections - If those connections are changed to users, then As a developer, can you connect to different servers to perform updates? Do you need separate user licenses from each server/team to connect to that server? I'm confused. Please describe any other effects.
  16. 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?
  17. I am working with a table of 1.5 million records. I am using relationships to isolate records from that table based on multikey fields that contain a list of the IDs that I want to access matched up with the primary key field of that table. There are multiple relationships to access and group the records needed based on a multitude of criteria but in short the problem is this. Those relationships were working until last night when I was working on the system and after a few changes all the relationships to that table based on the primary key field stopped showing any results. Even with the most basic relationship, Multikey field with a list of IDs linked to the primary key field of the target table and still results in no records found. I ran a backup and pulled the backup off the server and opened it on my local computer and the relationships all worked on the locally opened copy. I suspect an indexing problem but don't understand how the indexing works well enough to know how the same file would work locally but fail on the server?
  18. I have FileMaker Server 17 running on my local machine. I'm trying to use the command line to backup a single file to a folder in my home folder using the following: fmsadmin backup filename -dest filemac:/Aslan/Users/chuck/project/folder/ Although it's unusual for a command line path to be specified as above, that's how the fmsadmin help backup help text specifies it should be (although I've tried using the standard POSIX path). This always returns (after entering my credentials) "Error: 20500 (Directory not found)". I tired giving the fmserver user the read/write privileges for the folder to no effect. Never mind. I found it. `-dash` needs to be `--dest`.
  19. 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
  20. We are using exchange on the same network which uses 443 so in previous version of FM I just changed the port to 4443. To get around this I used the router to forward port 4443 to the FM server and change it back to 443. This worked and showed me the databases, the problem is that when I try to login I get a blank page and no login box. I think this is due to the change in ports from the router as it works internally. The only options I can see to get this working if the listening port cant be changed, is to go back to FM16. Is there a way to change the listening port within the config files on windows? Thanks
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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?
  24. Today I updated FM Server from 17.02 to 17.05. After this update WebDirect refuses to start. When I click on the slider, it says "Enabled", but when I go back again it's Disabled. I have looked for Java updates, but I already have the latest update applied. I'm on macOS 10.13.6 with all security patches applied. I haven't installed SSL yet, but it worked before this update so.... Where should I look more? Please help! 😩
  25. 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?
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