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  1. Good evening people. As the title states, I am a complete newbie to FileMaker Pro. I've done some fairly extensive work with Excel, but this is my first experience with databases. For now, I'm looking for advice and suggestions. I promise I will have plenty of "how do I... " questions later, but for now I need to pick a direction to go in with my new project. I've spent a bunch of hours viewing Intro to FileMaker tutorials on YouTube and I've experimented with creating a couple test databases. If this is not the correct forum for this question, please let me know. So, my wife and daughter are heavily involved with riding horses. I've been drafted into being on the Board of Directors for our state Quarter Horse Association (Quarter Horse is a breed like Thoroughbred or Clydesdale). The first thing I discovered is that they have NO association membership database of any sort. What they do have is simply a file folder of applications for members, one folder for each year. Me being an I.T. geek by trade, I know there is a better way. I've at least entered the info into a spreadsheet (my specialty) so we have the info electronically to be able to reference current membership status during our shows. I wish to create a database for the membership, which I've done so far. It has basic info - name, address, etc. I have an ID field that automatically increments with each record - seems to be a strong recommendation in the tutorials I watched. I have a field that combines the first & last name fields which I plan on using for looking up membership info, sending renewals, etc later. I also have a membership year field and here comes my first question. When I renew a member for the new year, I want to keep the previous year's record in the database - should I ever want to print a report for 2016 membership in 2019 for instance, I can. So I figure I need a static member ID field that is separate from the record ID field I already have that can be linked to another database which will hold that member's horse information. Is it possible to have a field that will increment serially when I add a new member but will copy from the previous year's info when I renew a member for a new year? I'm looking for any and all suggestions - links to videos that might help - suggestions for a better way of accomplishing my goal, anything at all. I'm not a programmer so I don't have that background FYI. Thanks! Jon
  2. Open Remote list not populated

    Good morning all, We are currently running FMS12 hosted on a Windows Server 2003. All clients are also windows users and are running FM12. Everything has been fine, then yesterday, due to an internal office move, we had to move the server to a new room. Everything was closed down properly and restarted correctly. However, the server is no longer showing in the Open Remote dialogue. Opening the file via 'Open Recent' works fine and the files open fine. I initally did a re-boot of the server and this corrected the issues and the Open Remote wokred last night, but this morning it is back to having an empty 'Open Remote' list. The server IP address and name has remained constant. Any suggestions?
  3. Hello, I am using l am filemaker 15 pro advanced in windows 10 computer (64 bit, 8gb ram). I buy it few week ago and i converted my database from the old version fm5. The database work properly but it is very slow to open, about 60 second or more. I am working as standalone (no remote connection). I noted thta if the PC is offline (no network or internet connection) the database open in less that 6 second. It is very strange because I have not any ip configuration and any sharing option... what can be the problem? Thank you in advance Vincenzo
  4. For nearly 8 months, the company I work for has been experiencing very frustrating issues with xDBC Listener on FileMaker Server 12. We migrated to FileMaker Server 13 last week and we're seeing the same issues.  Both FMS12 and FMS13 have been installed on (separate) virtual machines, both running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (Dual-core, 16GB RAM, hosted DBs and backups live on secondary drives). ODBC connections hitting database files hosted on these servers are aborted anywhere from once to four times a day, but not always every day (it may go several days between abortions). The error reported on the server when the ODBC disconnections occur is "xDBC Listener process has terminated abnormally".  I have reported this problem to FMI and am in routine contact with their top-level support regarding this issue. They understand how important it is to fix this problem, but after nearly 8 months of troubleshooting with FMI, we are still having the same headaches.  I'm just wondering, am I the only one experiencing issues with xDBC Listener? I've searched the forum and found a few older posts semi-related, so I apologize if this is a duplicate post in any way.  Here's a screenshot of the xDBC Listener's affect on processor performance: What you don't see in the image is the CPU consumption for the listener alone is 55%. Once the ODBC connections drop off, CPU usage drops off to a normal state (<30% total).  My suspicion is that xDBC Listener.exe is simply the problem child of the FMS software. It's either the Listener, or possibly the ODBC driver that's at the root of the problem. Either way, I'm hoping this will be resolved soon. Without a reliable way for external systems to access data, it's hard to argue in favor of the FIleMaker platform is a viable enterprise-level solution for data management.
  5. SaveAsPDF corrupted font or layout ?

    LS, We recently migrated from FM14 to FM15 and suddenly some invoices come out strange after the saveAsPdf script step . ( see pic ). When in preview mode everything seems to be ok and is printed to a printer ok. Theme : Classic, Font used : Calibri size 11 and 12. Problem occurs on Mac 10.11 and Win10 with FM15. When I do a print ( to preview ( mac )) and then save as pdf everything is also ok, so it seems to be related to the FM pdf renderer. However, not every invoice has this issue, but I wonder how data could cause this behaviour. Best regards !
  6. Hi all, I'm new here so I hope I get everything right. I've done a search already, but I can not find my issue listed. Sorry if it's been covered before. OK, here goes..... VMWare Server running on HP Prolient G7 tin 2 Virtual Cores 4Gb RAM Windows Server 2012 R2 DataCenter x64 IIS v8.5 (Default for 2012 R2) FileMaker Server 12 FileMaker Pro 12 Advanced with Bonjour JRE v7 This is a brand new build specificity for this use. I've installed FileMaker Server 12 on to the above setup with Custom Web Publishing using PHP I followed the deployment wizard and deployed for a single machine setup. I allowed FMS to install the provided version of PHP with it's own configuration. There is NO SSL configuration on the server at present. The admin console shows three green ticks to indicate that everything is happy. However, when I run the PHP Custom Web Publishing Test, I get the page displayed correctly, (PHP is working) and it identifies the name of the server, but below the main information box, I get the following error message: The PHP connection to the FMServer_Sample database failed. The PHP test was not able to communicate with the Web Publishing Engine. Make sure you have PHP publishing enabled and the database has the fmphp extended privilege enabled. (Error 22; Unknown error) The sample database is installed and it is listed in the admin console, status, normal and dots across the line. I can't imagine that it wasn't installed with the correct Extended Privileges for CWP and I would not be 100% confident to know what I should check for. I am viewing the CWP Test webpage on both the server and a client and getting the same error message. Can anyone suggest any further areas that I should be looking at? Cheers in advance, Barry.
  7. Hi, I'm importing records and have a date field that i need to use to set my Fiscal year, month, week based on the fiscal year starting February 1st and ending January 31st. Any ideas or sample i might be able to take a look. Thanks in advance.
  8. Hi all, After tearing my hair out, what's little there was of it, for the last few days I have now been able to successfully manage to install FM Server 13 on Server 2012 Essentials. The main problem I had was that the program wouldn't install as ports 80 and ports 443 were being used. Here are the steps I used in order to successfully install the program. 1) If it's used then re-bind your Default Website in IIS to a different port than port 80 (port 81 for example) and port 443 to an alternative port - you can do this from Server Manager > IIS > Right Click on the Server List and select IIS > Open the Tree on SVR > Sites > Default Website. Under Edit Site select Bindings and do the re-map there. 2) Stop the Windows Server Office 365 Integration Service (as this uses port 443) - You can do this from Task Manager > Services > Right Click/Open Services 3) Stop the Routing and Remote Access Service - You can do this from Task Manager > Services > Right Click/Open Services 4) Download and install Application Request Routing from http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/application-request-routing 5) Install FM Server 13 & complete the Deployment Assistant 6) Reboot the server and this will restart all the previously stopped services. 7) Job done. If the program still fails to install as ports 80 or 443 are still in use then use this command (from CMD prompt) to find out which programs are using ports 80 & 443. Reference the number on the right hand side against the ProcessIDnumber in TaskMgr and close the relevant services. To find out which processes are using port 80: netstat -a -n -o | findstr 80 To find out which processes are using port 443: netstat -a -n -o | findstr 443 I hope the above helps people through this traumatic task! It can be done! Cheers, Rick.
  9. I am having trouble connecting to the admin console from another computer. I know that I need to connect with https://ipaddress:16000, but I'm not having any success. When on the server computer I can connect using localhost:16001. The problem seems to be that https isn't starting. I am running the server that is included as part of a TechNet membership on a Windows 8 64 bit computer with 4 gb of RAM. I didn't have a web server setup on the machine originally but the install seems to have started it. When I checked the settings in IIS manager the FM Web Site didn't have https activated. I changed the advanced settings but it still doesn't start https after a reboot. I think it is also preventing me from uploading a database from FileMaker Pro. I have attached a screenshot of IIS Manager with the settings. Has anyone had a similar problem or know what I might do to correct this problem? Any help would be appreciated.
  10. Hello, I'm very new to this program and need some assistance in creating a database. I've been watching Guy Steven's YouTube videos and I've learned as much as I could. I'm trying to create a "table" (where I can list specific medications) and a "checklist" (descriptions with "completed" buttons on each end of each row) in a section of my layout where I've created multiple tabs. I'd like to create a table under "Medications" and a checklist under "Checklist". Would anybody be so kind to give me some pointers? I've never worked with databases before so I'm learning everything on my own via the internet. It'd greatly be appreciated. Thanks in advance, Briana
  11. Good morning all, we run several FMS12 windows servers with both FileMaker GO and FM13 clients. Very recently, we started to notice occasional duplicate / stale / ghost users in the client list on the server side. It occurs most often in the wireless / GO clients. It would appear a connection to the server is dropped, and when the client (GO) re-authenticates, it is occasionally starting a new session/client on the server without releasing the old one. This is wreaking havoc as the new session claims the old session has records in use, etc. The problem has also occurred on FM13 clients (wired)! We are not aware of any changes to our server configuration or GO clients. We have, however, recently switched non-iPad clients to FM13. Any advice as to how to track this problem down would be appreciated.
  12. FileMaker v13 Admin Console

    I've just upgraded my FMS (Windows 2008R2) from v13.0.1 to v13.0.5 (or whatever the latest is). I'm now finding the Web Console to be extremely slow, to a point where it'll easily take a few minutes to click on a tab to actually see a page beig displayed. Upgrade has been done in two steps (to v13.0.3 and then to v13.0.5 as indicated by FM) and I've also rebooted the box just to be sure. During installation no errors appeared. Before the console worked fine. Anybody else see this? Anything I can do to fix it?
  13. This past Monday I pulled up the Admin console for one of our new FileMaker 13 servers and noticed that the status indicator next to “Web Server” was greyed out and it was reporting that XML was disabled. It also reported that the Web Publishing Engine was not running and FileMaker WebDirect was disabled.  When I checked all of these services, they were running just fine. I was able to connect to WebDirect and our CWP pages were working. I've tried restarting both servers, but nothing changed. I can also change all of these settings in the Admin console (e.g. disable XML, stop the WPE) and they keep working.  I’ve tried running the Deployment Assistant on the master machine but it gets stuck at the part where I’m supposed to specify the IP of the Web Server. I put in the IP address, but the master machine says that the IP address is “not found”. I can ping the worker from the master machine, I can run PortQry (http://support.microsoft.com/KB/310099 ) and it reports that the master machine can contact the worker on ports 16000, 16001, 80, and 443.  This was all showing fine in the Admin console on Sunday (or at least I don't remember seeing any issues).  This is a two machine config running Windows 2008 R2 with FileMaker server  Here is a screenshot of what I see:   You might notice how it says the WPE is off and XML is disabled but that there is 1 CWP connection (you can ignore that PHP is disabled, that is actually true...)
  14. The environment is Windows Server 2012, with FileMaker Server 13 v1x64. I've got a script that sends out an e-mail to multiple recipients. When I run the script through FileMaker Pro 13, it sends the e-mails with no issues. However, when I schedule the script to run, it fails. I had the schedule send me an e-mail after the task was done and got this: Looks like 1506 is an SMTP error, but I have no idea why it's failing when it's ran from the server but not from my local desktop. Any help is appreciated.
  15. I'm upgrading a solution from FM 8.5 to FM 14 and moving the server from our LAN to a Hosting Company (we will have a stand alone server). One of my tables has a folder associated with it to hold documents. (See Attached File, uses a webviewer to display the documents folder and send event to create it.) This has worked well for me for years and will continue to work IF I want to leave these files on our LAN. (Why I posted example file, someone may find it useful.) I do not really want to leave these on the LAN. I want to move these "into the cloud" and need advice for the best way to do this. I have considered using container fields for these documents (and maybe I will) although it seems to be overkill for what I really need. I have also considered using php and a webviewer to create/display/upload documents to these folders. Is there another solution I should look at? Should I avoid containers? (Have found them buggy, unreliable, and hard to maintain in the past but have not revisited them in a few years) Thank you in advance for any thoughts on this matter, Allen DocumentStore.fmp12
  16. Hi, How to create new record from the popover button? I have customer layout which has City field with drop down selection, I want to create a popover button beside so that user can instantly add city incase the city is not listed on the dropdown list. It has table relationship as well. One to many relationship with One for City Table ( CityID - Primary Key) and Many for Customer Table ( CityID - foreign key). Please advice, Thank you.
  17. I have been using FM starting Point and Filemaker for sometime although I would characterize myself as still a beginner. I have been searching for a long time for a way to insert a line into the middle of an invoice table. I wish to use the line as a seperator for groups of items invoiced to one customer. I would prefer to do this rather than make one invoice for each group. This is easy to do as I make up an invoice but I can find no way to insert a line after the fact. Yes, I could export the invoice to a .pdf or Microsoft Word and edit it there but so much easier if I could to this within Filemaker. Is it possible to do this in the data entry layout?
  18. Building for WAN

    Hi there, We're using a FM database through an externally hosted service (triple8) which is accessed from a number of locations across the country. I currently have a situation where we are viewing a report that can contain 1200+ records in a filtered portal and each time the filtered is triggered it can take as long as 30 seconds for the screen to refresh and scrolling down the list is painfully slow. I've tried a list view instead and performance for filtering is improved significantly but scrolling down the list is still slow (not as slow as the portal though) - the issue is viewing it in list view poses a whole heap coding challenges as we have a parent child setup (similar to an invoice - invoice line items setup) We find we often have performance issues when viewing lists and portal - Particularly if they use related fields, contain large record sets eg. 1200+ records in portal or unstored calculations, or are filtered and sorted. I understand that a fundamental concept of using a database is to avoid data duplication ie. using a primary key to view data from other tables. Considering our situation I find that performance is significantly improved when I DO duplicate data ie. use a lookup or autoenter calc field to duplicate data that will be viewed in list views, portals etc. eg. duplicating product descriptions in invoice lines etc I understand that doing this will increase file size considerably, so are there any other options to improve performance without bloating our database unnecessarily?
  19. This is a straightforward plea for advice. The Win7 terminal where we installed FMS in 2011 is finally not up to the task - after the recent updates to IIS and ARR (and FMS), it opens and hosts my databases but refuses to serve the XML feed that powers one page of our Web site. It was always underpowered, so I don't have any complaint. When we put it in, this was an experiment, so we didn't pay much. After four years, though, the library director is convinced of the value of the product, so we're looking for a new terminal that will run FMS 13.0 v5 today. We're still a public library, which means we don't have a ton of money, and our needs are relatively modest (by the standards of Web publishing). The variables: I'd love a price range of $500-$800. This is a Windows environment. I have a rack and would like a rack-mounted solution (but could use a conventional CPU chassis instead). My 'normal use' scenario will continue to involve about ten clients locally running FMP, and FMS also publishing one XML feed. Likely future use involves five licenses for FMGo (for library staff on their personal portable devices). Possible future use includes a couple of licenses for Web Publishing (so library staff can do outreach in public places). Possible distant future use (2-3 yrs?) includes a proper custom web publishing public interface (where patrons can register online to participate in programs). What hardware do you recommend?
  20. What I want to do is paste the contents of a portal into a text field. (A pretty good analogue of the intended use: I want to send an email to program participants who have requested it; whether they're attending one program or thirty, I want to let them know.) A couple of years ago, in a solution tracking budgets, I wrote a version of this that worked but used the system's Copy & Paste functions. Having defined the portal as BUDGET_PORTAL, I wrote: which worked fine (worked well, in fact) - but used the system's clipboard, which isn't desirable. Looking for advice for accomplishing the same thing via Insert and Get commands. I thought I had it with the GetLayoutObjectAttribute function, but it seems to want me to define content downstream of a given table, which I don't understand.
  21. Last week I did the FMS upgrade from 13.0.4 to 13.0.5, and my database has stopped providing an XML feed that worked for a a few years (and that powers one portion of my organization's Web site). I'm going to append all the information that might be pertinent. First, what I've already done: - I've Edited Deployment, asking it to enable XML. (First asked it to turn off Web Publishing, then a second pass to turn it on again.) I've then gone into Web Publishing and asked it to enable WebDirect and PHP (just wondering is that would kick-start a process). - I've run iisreset /noforce from the Windows command line. - I've rebooted. Also, I have a static IP on this machine, but in its interface, it provides what looks like an internal IP address. The next thing I guess I'll do is call support and/or reinstall, but I'm posting this to ask for related wisdom. I will mention that since we moved into a new building a few weeks ago, I've been haunted by connectivity problems - some folks get kicked off a couple of times an hour. I think that's an internal problem related to hardware/cable (since I was able to connect remotely from home and remain connected for 24 hours), but I mention it here in case it seems germane.
  22. Sorry If this is a little basic, but I couldn't seem to find a straight answer on this. If I have developed a database with FMPA 13 can I host it using FM server 11? If it does work, does it need to be accessed with FMP 11 clients or FMP13 clients for all functionality to work?
  23. I am running FMS v11.0.2.217 Users are running 10.0 v3, I just realized a few are running 10.0 v1. Server is Windows 7 Pro SP1 In the last 30 days, 2 different times, When Windows Updates were applied, I am unable to log in to the database from all computers. The first time, I had to rebuild all the databases and restart all the PCs. The second time, All the PCs were restarted and can access the databases, but the server itself cannot login to the files. Here is the error I get on the server (note, no other users are affected): Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: FileMaker Pro.exe Application Version: Application Timestamp: 4a3ad6bc Fault Module Name: ntdll.dll Fault Module Version: 6.1.7601.18247 Fault Module Timestamp: 521ea8e7 Exception Code: c0150010 Exception Offset: 0008482b OS Version: 6.1.7601. Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 65ad Additional Information 2: 65ad32e6764235fd8ab502cb31467ec6 Additional Information 3: 7b91 Additional Information 4: 7b912993949a407ff6fd5159679aa61a Any input that can be provided would be helpful. Thank you. David Stark / Anchorage AK
  24. [FIXED] I found where some additional port forwards of the same ports were pointing to a 2nd machine on the network. Turning those off fixed the issue. I am unable to get non-local remote clients to see any of my hosted databases. LAN clients can see and connect to all. I'm running FMS 13.0.5 on Windows Serve 2012 R2. Currently I have ports 80, 5003, 16000 & 16001 all open. Windows firewall is completely turned off (even at the services level). Bonjour is running correctly. I found this page: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5493/~/cannot-see-hosted-database It states: If you host FileMaker Pro files from a server with two or more network cards,(which I am) FileMaker Pro broadcasts only from the card with ID 0. I don't know what "ID" it's referring to, but I have gone as far as uninstalling the second network card on the server. No change. In any case, it is broadcasting just fine to all LAN clients, just not over the internet. I have also made sure that all system clocks are synced.
  25. I just installed a fresh copy of FMS 13 (updated to 13.0.5) on a new server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. Everything is working fine except for the "Perform Script on Server" function. When it is called for the first time from the client, the script engine on the server hangs and then times out with the log entry: Client "[script name] (Filemaker Script)" no longer responding; connection closed. (51) After that, any attempt to call "Perform Script on Server" receives the error message popup "Host's capacity was exceeded, try again later." The script being called to run on the server is 2 simple steps 1) Set Variable and then 2) Exit Script. No Plugins are being touched. Windows Firewall is completely turned off. There is only a single client connected to the database.

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