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  1. 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! 😩
  2. Hey Folks Im running Server 17 and have a number of scripts configured to run. Recently, some have stopped executing. What I mean is I select it to run (or the server runs it as scheduled) and then when I run it manually, there are records that have not been processed. So I checked logs log. "Last Scripting Error (802)" Any recommendations how to resolve this?
  3. Hello Everyone, We are planning to use FileMaker server 17 on AWS. And for client, thinking of using AppStream 2.0. I would like to know if there is any sort of issues using Appstream 2.0, means, performance issue or any limited functionality. Also would like to take your suggestions, instead of using Appstream 2.0, is there any other solution or way to connect filemaker apps hosted on AWS.. without installing filemaker client on user. machine. Thanks in advance.
  4. 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
  5. 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?
  6. 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?
  7. Hi...so I have FMS17 up and running on a new mac mini. So far so good!! I am having a tiny issue changing the back up folder location. Current Default Path: filemac:/Macintosh HD/Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Backups/ So....I am trying to make the path a folder in Drop Box. Now, if I use terminal to get an exact location of an item inside my drop box location, I get this: ool-6038c0a5:~ fm_serveer$ /Users/fm_serveer/Dropbox/\ FILEMAKER\ BACKUPS Getting info on the folder Produces this result: Macintosh HD⁩ ▸ ⁨Users⁩ ▸ ⁨fm_serveer⁩ ▸ ⁨Dropbox⁩ I have tried lots of combinations with no success. Any help would be super appreciated. Thanks a million! Mike
  8. Good afternoon, I have a client who has an issue with one of their solutions. Within the File Sharing settings, the Peer-to-Peer sharing is On and the option to display on Host is disabled. I am certain that the P2P sharing needs to be off and that I DO want to have it 'visible' from the Host, so I will DISABLE this 'hide' setting. The problem is that when I change these settings, and close the file, that the settings go back to what they were when I re-open. FMP users also get the Network Sharing error message when they first open the solution. I have taken it off the FMS when changing these settings, tried a Recover, tried all sorts of things. Has anybody encountered this problem before and might know what causes it to do this? Filemaker Tech Support even scratched their heads and have suggested doing a Recover, Clone Mode etc, but this did not fix it. Greg
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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!!!
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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?
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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?
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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
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