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  1. I have been having some issues with clients (FMP 4.0v1) trying to connect to database (hosted by FM Server 3.0v3) and also sometimes trying to print (access violation c0000005, in both cases). After researching both here and on the filemaker site (yup, I've seen article 104759), it seems there are multiple possibilities (i.e. printer drivers - we do have HP Laser Jet 5s). Before I get into changing the drivers and all that, I think it is most important to have the lastest versions of both the client app and server app installed. But our products are so outdated, I cannot seem to find updaters on the filemaker website. Anyone know where I could find them?
  2. I am trying to publish a database I have hosted on a FileMaker Server 3.0 on the web. Has anyone done that sucessfully?
  3. I am currently using Filemaker Pro V.4 I need to hook up a second computer in my home to share files. I don't want to upgrade to v.5 To share files I need to install another V.4 on the second machine with a seperate serial number. Can I purchase an old filemaker V. 4 from someone ?
  4. We have Filemaker Pro Server v3.0v4 running on a PowerMac with lots of RAM. Both Windows and Mac users access the database with the v4.0 client (patched to the latest versions) over ethernet. Now, certain of my Windows users occasionally can't access the shared databases. There's no reason to it- Mac users have no difficulty at all. Other Windows users- no problems. But when certain Win98 users try to open FM4 and access certain files (via File->Open->Hosts), they get the hourglass cursor, and wait- often for over 10 minutes. I should add that the database appears immediately in the "Hosts" screen, the delay is when the file is actually being opened. Sometimes the database will finally come up, sometimes you have to give the 3-fingered salute. (whereupon Win98 reports that the Filemaker program was "not responding"). Copying a fresh copy of the "Claris Folder" from another windows machine, thus replacing the current Filemaker installation, does no good at all. I can't see why Filemaker would stop responding on these machines. Any clues? ------------------ ----------------- Nathan Zamprogno Baliset Solutions baliset@zeta.org.au
  5. I'm brand new to FileMaker and I can't find a solution to this problem. I've looked through the manual and through the help files. I want to be able to subtract the time some one started a task from the time that they finished the task to show the duration of the task. I am currently just subtracting the two and its not working correctly. Is there a formula I can use and if so what is it and where do I type it in. Thanks, Jim
  6. I need to restore a copy of a database from floppy. The database backup is stored on 17 floppies and File Maker Pro 2.1 is on a 486 PC. I'm not sure where is the utility is located within the application. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Bruce S PAI Tech
  7. How can I lock individual records --- i.e., not allow further data entry into an individual 'completed' RECORD, but continue to allow it in other 'active' records?
  8. I have designed a two page layout (approx 130 fields) Page one (a proposal) can have up to 2 items listed. Each item consists of 14 repeating fields. Is there any way I can mark only one of the two items (with it's corresponding 14 repeating fields) carried to the page 2 layout (a factory order form) IE: Even though the Proposal lists two items, one may be in inventory and only the other must be factory ordered. Ex: Qty Item Model Size Color (these are 2 vert repeating fields) A B
  9. In helping a client with some computer problems, I needed to delete preferences for FM 3.05. Now the screen view of form page is smaller than previously. as i am not well versed in FM, I'm not sure how to get the full view back. According to the book there should be a selection under preferences for view, but when i open preferences, that schoice is no where to be found. I know that you can increase the view size from 100% to 150%, but 150% is too big and 100% does seem a bit small (it only fills about 3/4 of an imac screen). Any help is appreciated. Jeff
  10. Using v3.0v6 on NT I'm trying to print a total at the bottom of the last page of a report. I have used the suggestion found in the support database--Adding Continued on Next Page Formatting to Reports--by creating a number field, a calc field comparing the number field to the current page number. Then setting the field in a script. The problem is the report looks fine in preview mode, but when I print it still puts the value on every page. Suggestions?
  11. Hi, I'm wondering what the best way is to share a database. At least one computer must have remote access to the database. The problem I found is that with remote connection the complete database is send when a remote data request is done. Is it possible that only the requested data is send via the remote connection. I'm using FileMaker 4.0v3, do I need a FMpro 5 (server) ? Thanks, Sebastiaan.
  12. We created an importer database in filemaker 4 for PC, in the Dutch language using European number conventions. (4.000,00 = 4,000.00). When data is imported from a simple comma delimmited data file, the numbers read (for instance) 41,99 for 41.99. However, when the data was exported to another file and used in calculations, the comma was not treated as a decimal and the number became (in value) 4,199 (as opposed to $41.99). We then converted the files to my Mac, converting to US number conventions and the same thing is occuring. We played around with all the system formats, etc. Has anyone heard of such a problem and any suggestions on how to fix it??? Thanks
  13. Hello everyone, I am having some trouble. This is the situation. I have two databases, one called Profiles(holds the Last Name of a person and some other info) and the other called Records. I want to link these through the web so that when I create a new record in the Profiles database and enter all the data in it, I want the text field that holds the Last Name in the Profiles database to transfer into another text field in the Records database. Essentially, the Records database is almost like a sub-database to the names in the Profiles database. I am ale to do this using buttons, and Input, and Form, but I wondered how I would do it simply using A HREF? The following is the code I used for a page with a button to create a new record in the Records database, after the data in the Profiles had been entered for that person: " <FORM ACTION="FMPro" METHOD="post"> <P><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-db" VALUE="profile.FP3"></P> <P><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-lay" VALUE="Layout #1"></P> <P><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-format" VALUE="newrecord.htm"></P> <P><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-RecID" VALUE="[FMP-currentrecid]"></P> <P><INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="-findall" VALUE="Create New
  14. I don't understand why some fonts are shown only in the mac fonts menu and not in the line popup menu of the document. What difference is there between this two menus? Thanks.
  15. Version 4.1v3 Status area Layout List. I work on several PC's all with FMP version 4.1v3. While in Layout mode With that Status area displayed the top button will list all the layouts I am using. Problem on some of the PC's the Layout list is in a column and on the other Pc's the list of layouts is accross the screen. Question: How do I change the setup option so that I see the layout list in a column as I have so many layouts that when they are displayed across the screen I can't see the layout name of the layout I want to select.
  16. We have a daily list which is starting to print data onto the next line; ie over the top of the next record. It occurs when there is too much text in a field. I want it to truncate the view, not flow over. This is only visible on paper,(not in Preview) -and does not always occur! Steve
  17. Hi, folks! Under Mac OS X, FileMaker Pro 4.0 (and I imagine other "classic" versions) have layout problems. I read in the posts a couple different kinds, one of which is the dragging of fields/objects and their resulting duplication instead of relocation. It's as though you are OPTION-dragging them but you are not. To get around this, I have been moving objects in layouts with my cursor arrows, and although this works, it is an exercise in patience to say the least. If you have found a better solution/workaround, please tell me. I have a nifty 17" G4 PowerBook but cannot boot in Classic. I am working on a couple low-budget web projects and going to use FMP4 for web publishing instead of FMP Unlimited, but the databases will be directly accessed by users, too, so some layout work is necessary. Thanxalot! I hope I am not rewarded with the Sounds of Silence on this one... --ST
  18. I have a setup where I am serving 11 databases using a copy of FP4.0v3 to about eight users. Two issues tend to arise. First, Filemaker will often but up a dialog on the host machine stating something along the lines of the disk containing the database cannot be updated; try moving the database to another disk, and providing the buttons 'quit' and 'continue.' If I click 'continue' everything proceeds as usual. Occasionally, the dialog returns repeatedly, but continued clicking of the 'continue' button solves the problem. I have found where this issue is mentioned on other forums, but I have never seen an authoritative response. Second, one of the databases is about 200MB with about 38000 records. This database occasionally becomes damaged if the host crashes or sometimes when a user performs a find on a quoted string. I have recovered the file, and I have imported the records into a clone of the database to fix this file. Has anyone else experienced these problems? Am I asking too much of the Filemaker client? Would upgrading to version 5 client solve these issues? Would upgrading to Filemaker Pro Server? I would appreciate any additional suggestions. Regards, Tom
  19. Ok, I'm a know-nothing dupe that's been assigned to fix a database that someone else has already started...lol.....the problem I am having is that I have an html document that takes in different text/date/number values and stores them into a FMP sheet of fields....I need to add a few fields of my own and have both to the FMP sheet and to the html...I need to know now how to update the button I see to include importing the new fields.....the html to submit the information is a button declared like this: <input type="submit" name="-edit" value="Submit Reservation"> I assume this is a script but do not know where to go to edit it... I have tried selecting Scriptmaker in the associated FMP file, but it has no scripts listed.....thanks for the time
  20. We use Filemaker Server 3.0 running on NT Server 4.0 SP5. Our existing Filemaker administrator is resigning and we are trying to reassign her privaledges to another admin. Our problem is no matter what we do only the original account has rights to all the Filemaker databases. We assigned NT administrator rights and complete file and share access to another account, yet when he opens Filemaker Pro he cannot set the database to single mode, perform backps, etc and it only works when logged in using the old admin's NT account. Our last resort is to simply rename and reassign the old account but that doesn't get to the root of the issue. I suspect we need to change a setting with the database Can anyone help?
  21. I have a proposal that has many lines. The formatting choice of 1pt is too heavy and detracts from the data and the "hairline" is too light. Is there anyway to add a format of 1/4 to 3/4 pt?
  22. Looking to use coldfusion to create web templates that integrate with multiple database types. Would like to stick with coldfusion across the board. I'd like to know if there are any issues with throwing SQL commands at a FMP dB from a ColdFusion template. And i'd like to know of any other common issues/problems between the two programs. So far the web sites for each product hasn't given me much information regarding this type of integration.
  23. Hopefully, a simple problem for someone. I wish to apply a wildcard character or equivalent when using an 'If' instruction in a calc for the same field containing similar info, e.g. fields contain 'Door Large' or Door Small' or 'Door Medium' etc. How can I ask FM to identify all fields containing 'Door'? Thanks in advance. K
  24. When using the "Send Mail" script step, what happens to the "mail" that you want to send? How does FileMaker communicate with your email server. I am using FileMaker 4.1 on a Mac that is connected to Tufts University's network. I use Netscape for email. I have been told that FileMaker can't export email to Netscape so I downloaded Eudora and set that up. I am still baffled. I would like to be able to send a personalized email message to members of our mailing list. I can export a usable list of email addresses easily enough, but I was hoping to use the "Send Mail" feature to personalize them. Anybody know how to do this? Chuck put a useful link to an article he wrote--<A HREF="http://www.fmforums.com/ubb/Forum9/HTML/000001.html" TARGET=_blank>--but it doesn't describe this step. Thanks, Jake Sterling ------------------
  25. We are running a hosted FP3 database version 3.6 over a TCP/IP windows network. I have one user who cannot access the server based files using shortcuts on his desktop, he must 1st open FP3 then do a file>open>network neighborhood>server1>databases>rest of path blah blah blah. Sometimes this does not work either. Gives the error that "the file cannot be found and is needed for this operation". All other documents can be opened just fine (i.e. Word, Excel....). this is a brand new laptop that works just fine. I custom configured and tested this laptop before giving it too him. I am convinced it is not a hardware problem. I removed all adapters except the network adapter 3Com 10/100 cardbus PCMCIA NIC. I am only running TCP/IP (Win98 2cd edition) and installed FP3 with TCP/IP support option and then added version5 upgrade and version 6 upgrade. Can anyone help me? ------------------ SeanG
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