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  1. How can i make a field be required to be filled if another field in the same table has data in it. In other words. I have a date field that if i have a date listed in there i want to have a compliance field be required to be filled. If the date field is not filled it can be empty. Thanks again filemakers! -Erik
  2. We're using FMP11 Server Advanced on Windows Server with FMP11 on Windows 7 or XP computers or on a Windows terminal server. We're analysing the Server Event Log files to look more closely about how the databases are being used. The serve reports events such as 94 - Client "%1" opening database "%2" as "%3" where the % items are replaced with variable information, so %2 might become Parts List and %3 might be engineering. %1 looks usually looks something like Production (TS1) [10.0.1.8] Now we recognise (TS1) as the name of one of the computers in our network and [10.0.1.8] as an IP address. However the name at the beginning of %1 isn't a name we recgnise - we had expected to see the users Windows Profile Name but some of them are unknown to us - what data does FMP11 Server use to get that name? (There is no external access to the databases, access is only via our internal network and the computer names and IP addresses are entirely valid for these 'unknown' clients.) Thanks Brian
  3. Hi, I am working (better trying or playing around) with FM for some 5 years now. I am not a pro or anywhere near there but in course have come up with some db's serving my purpose well. However, comes the time comes the limits.... I am currently working on a simple invoicing module. (have set up a separate very small db for trial and testing as I do not want to spoil the Starting Point 4 solution template which I have amended to my requirements to an extensive stage already) 4 Fields, namely Current Date: Date Field (system time - have to refresh the window as no real time clock counting solution available for FM) Due Date: Date Field - Date when the invoice is due Status: Text Field - Active, Paid, Overdue and Aging Invoice paid: Date Field Date when the invoice was paid Purpose is to autoenter and update by calculation the Status. Case ( Date > Date Due; "OVERDUE" ;Invoice paid ≤ Date Due; "PAID" ; Date > Date Due +14 ;"AGING";Date Due ≤ Date;"ACTIVE";"") 2 Problems. a.) There seems to be something wrong within the AGING calculation, which is supposed to kick in after 14 days overdue and b.) I would like to override and change the Status field content from for example "Overdue" to "Paid", the moment the field "Invoice Paid" is not empty. Otherwise it would have to be changed manually or would stay on "Overdue" even when an invoice was paid after due date. How am I going to do that?? This may seem easy for many (and I do envy you for that) but it certainly ain't for me. Any help highly appreciated.
  4. Hey guys, I've been trying to move all my tables from FileMaker to Access, all the data and the layout and everything. I sadly have next to no experience with either program. I've seen a link to FmPro Migrator posted in some places. Is this a trustworthy application, and will I do what I'm wanting, or am I misunderstanding it? Or is there an even easier way to do this? I haven't found much help for FileMaker 13, so I wasn't sure if maybe there was a new feature that made this easier.
  5. In Filemaker 13: The help says go to FILE > MANAGE > CUSTOM MENUS er.... CUSTOM MENUS not found Wendy
  6. I have fields in the same table and each of those fields have numerical values ranging from 0 to 100. Assume the fields are j, e, f, f, w, i, l, s, o and n. Each of these contain values from 0 to 100 and I would like to exclude only the 6 top values to use in grading. Please be precised on how I can accomplish this and not just stuff like, use Max (x;y;...) and another this and that function. It will be much helpful if you be explicit since that's the ultimate end (to be helpful) ! Thanks in advance for those that are already putting in their time for this!
  7. Apologies in advance for the newbie question, but I really have searched extensively on the web, this site and various tutorials. My only conclusion is that I do not know which question to ask, as I am fairly accomplished in VBA. I am self-learning Filemaker Pro 12 as I need solutions for an Ipad and I like the ease of creation and modification on the fly. Essentially, I have a database where the master might be many hundreds of fields, or I could create myriad tables and keys - this is irrelevant to the problem. What I would like is to create a solution where at the first field of entry, a dropdown allows for a selection of, say, 10 choices. When that field is filled, depending on the choice I would like a specific layout to appear for data entry. These layouts may have some fields in common with others but never all. Put another way, if I have Item_Field, and user clicks A, I would like the layout for A to appear natively or show up in a portal below. When they click new record, it reverts to the main layout again. I might also need this process to be iterative i.e. several levels down. If this involves CASE scripting, that does not scare me, I just need to know what to look for in the reference materials as to what this process is called. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  8. Hi, not sure this is the correct forum we have a calc field for our Invoice total ... Sum(inv_invitm_InvoiceID::Total Sell Price) + (Amount Imported/1.1) ... which is the sum of all the invoice items records + the value of the invoice total for all the old invoices imported prior to starting with FM Our file is hosted in Brisbane with nightly backups to my office in Sydney So all works fine then one day doing a find on the cacl field only finds those records where the search value = Amount Imported .. it won't find any invoices where the Sum of the invoice items = the search value However, the Find still works correctly on the overnight backup files !! the hosting mob reboot their server and it's fine again .. for a while then it stops working again anyone ever come across this ? the hosting mobs can't work it out .. they host other company's files and haven't had any reported probs ? .. so far it only seems to be a prob with that field, although most of the time our finds are not on calc fields thanks Cate
  9. I finally was able to instal with success FM Server 12 on a Windows 7 dedicated PC. I have the Server Web, Publication Web motor and the Database Server running. When I start the Wamp Server (basically a MySQL Server) there seems to be a conflict with the port 80. FM Server runs well but I need to instal on the same pc a MySQL server. If this does not work, I could run the WampServer on another PC and connect to it via ODBC but with the FM Server license I have I don't believe I will be able to connect via ODBC to that db on another PC. Or am I wrong? Thanks for anyones help.
  10. I am in a federal agency. We are faced with purchasing a Windows 2012 server shortly that will within 9 months be running FM 13 but in the meantime it will need to run FM 11 server. What items to I need to be aware of for FM 11. From looking at older post there is a possibility that the admin consol may not work but can be reached from any PC using http://yourserver:16000 Is this correct? There will be no other apps other than fm server on this equipment and IIs will not be running on it as well. Thanks in advance for help
  11. Hi, As we know that we have option to configure FileMaker Server with PHP (which is installed on IIS).. Like the way.. I have another question.. Do we able to configure FileMaker server with PHP Which is installed on Apache (with Linux machine).. Please clarify.. If you already experienced please help us to configure Filemaker 12 server with Apache.. Many Thanks ~Guru
  12. I have a solution that has been working great in testing. Went to move it to the FMS Server (WinServer2012R2) and none of the external data sources are available. Confirmed that the ODBC 32-bit System DSNs are the same on development machine vs. Server but still no love. Anyone have some hints where I went wrong?
  13. Fairly sure the issue is localized to the one client, but I cannot find the issue. This one newly installed client cannot see the files remotely hosted on our server, the other 400 clients have no issues. I've confirmed it is this one PC my installing NMAP on the client and scanning the server and it can see port 5003 open on the server. I've went even further and installed Wireshark on the client and filtered the server IP and tried to connect, wireshark showed no communication with the server, not even an attempt. This leads me to believe the issue is 100% with the client, but I don't know where to look or what to try. - Bonjour is installed - I can ping all of our servers with no issues I found one snippet of information that might help me: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5493/~/cannot-see-hosted-database But I could not find the resource they were talking about. Right now any help is appreciated.
  14. Scenario; I developed a database for  a client that has appr. 7 employees that work in a call center. Each employee is assigned 500 accounts / customers to work. As a default all accounts are imported in the "STATUS CODE NEW"....(SEE SOFTWARE SCREENSHOT- below)....As they work the accounts they change the status code to whatever happened on the account (ie) - if they called and left a message for a customer they then change the status code to (1st attempt) - NOTE: there are 15 different status codes...  Now with 7 employees as they are all working there assigned que of accounts, the status codes are constantly changing within the que...  What I need is a layout that will show how many accounts each employee has in each status code in real time as they are changing the codes ( SEE STATUS CODE DASHBOARD )...   I would appreciate any help with this and if necessary I can arrange a screen-share to show exactly what is needed  Thank You In Advance.....  Lyntech Systems STATUS CODE DASHBOARD_xlsx.pdf
  15. Has anyone installed .net 3.5 on their FileMaker Server 11 installation? Was it OK or was there any conflicts problems after the installation? We need to create some sort of bridge between FileMaker and a thirdparty program and the developers of the third party program have asked us to install .net 3.5 on our servers so they can create a connector between the two. Many thanks Abdul
  16. Hi people, (I'm new to filemaker in particular) I'd want to build a database and have it hosted externaly and let as many users as possible access it online. My question is reading a specification detail about a 100/250[ theorical ] limit of simultaneous users connected at an exact same time: - Is there a limit for the qty of "registered user" i.e 250 ? (that is user 251 could not register even when noone is connected) or will I be able to let some10.000+ users register a new account and my database will be accessible as long as there is only 250 connected at a particular moment ? *Note I am not too concerned about this 250 numbers in itself since I believe it's high enuff for my present need. I am more concerned about any possible FM built-in restriction policy. Has anyone here experimented this over 100/250 qty of users logged in (or accessing a particular file) at the same time ? Thanks for your sharing your own experience here, Eric
  17. I need to create and run a scheduled script (or script sequence) that will give me a list of what accounts are logged in, then change a field in a record for each account holder. Any resources anyone could point me to for learning how to do this?
  18. We have recently moved our FM13 server to a remote location, and are experiencing rather long first file startup times. The odd thing is, the slowest file to open is by no means the largest or most complicated file. I have FM13 advanced - but do not know how to use many of the advanced features. Is there a way to "look under the hood" as a file starts up, to see what is slowing things down?
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    pc PDF Flattening

    Recently I've had an issue where PDF's generated from FileMaker take a very long time to print (20 minutes) and the dialogue box says they are "flattening". The internet seems to think this has something to do with transparencies in the PDF but I cannot figure out what is causing it and why it happens with some PDFs but not others. At first I thought it was caused by having a corner radius but that wasn't it. Anybody else see this behavior or know what causes it? -- Dan White
  20. I'm trying to create a report for a solution, and have hit a bit of a roadblock when creating a report.  I have 3 tables:  1. Statistic Categories     -Each record in the table is a particular statistic code  2. Incidents     -Contains individual incidents. Each incident is coded with a statistic (using a value list, containing values from Statistic Categories table)     -Only 1 statistic code is assigned per incident  3. Reports     -Reports are related to a particular incident, and contain an incident report for the incident.     -Each incident may contain multiple reports   I am using a report format already in use by the company, and need to continue using the same format. The report itself is "hard coded" as it needs to be in the same format as the existing form.   From time to time, searches may be performed to display incident reports for a certain incident date range, or for a certain incident type(s). Based on the reports found, I need to update the header for the report to output a Yes/No value as to whether the found set contains a certain report type. I suspect this can be done somehow by obtaining a count of each statistic category in the found set?  I would appreciate some advice on how to achieve this.  I have attached an example file.  Thanks Matt Report.zip
  21. I wasn't sure exactly which forum to drop this question, but here goes: I would like for my users to be able to connect to a remote database directly from an icon on the Windows desktop. Is there a way to pass in the (remote) file to open to make that happen? Thanks! Ryan
  22. Hello, Â I've been trying to create a server side script that will run daily on a windows 2003 server using Filemaker server 10. The script is suppose to export it to an excel file. (I then what it to be emailed to me, but one thing at a time). It never saves to the file location on the server, i've tried every "filewin" combination I could think of. Doing some research and tried a $variable and still cannot get it to save on the server. Is there a windows settings that may be preventing filemaker server from saving to a location? Script picture attached.
  23. Hi there, I have a client who is using windows server 2008 and running thin clients for all users. ie. each user logs in to the server using their own profile. I need to setup FMS for a couple of specific reasons - external access from ipads, scheduled scripts, multiple users connecting at the same time. I've read that FMS and FM Pro should NOT be on the same machine. I have very little experience with FMS (only used it as a hosted solution previously) so I'm not clear on if this setup will work. If FM server is running on the server, can the users (who are accessing the server through thin clients) run FM pro to access the served files? eg. through open remote? I have read about the dangers of users opening the FM file directly, but since they are using thin clients and can only access files in their own profile, it's quite easy for us to ensure they can't access the file directly (users simply aren't given persmission to access the folder where the actual data file resides) - in other words the ONLY way they can access the file is through "Open remote" Would there be any issues with this setup? Thanking you in advance.
  24. Hi Am running FMS12 - I found the post regarding server import export and have followed these instructions. http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/64713-server-side-imports-and-exports/ However the script that I set up to import a file is failing, I believe this is because it is not finding the file to import, although I get no error only a time out, and given the test is for but 100 records am certain that it is not because of inadequate time to run it. I have tried: Setting up a variable to Get (DocumentsPath) & "[filename].xls" Have added "file:" and "filewin:" types to precede that so "file:" & Get ( DocumentsPath ) & "Kinds.xls" and "filewin:" & Get ( DocumentsPath ) & "Kinds.xls" Have used the "Get (DocumentsPathListing) to gather the files in the documents folder and used the explicit path to try to import from that. Alas to no avail. Noted that the directory uses back slashes not forward slashes (as the documents path listing shows) when I view this in properties, so I've even tried the path from there. Am exporting fine into the directory using the same variable, was then hoping to switch to another layout and import the same records back in, works fine on standard FMP, but just can't get it working on FMS. Any ideas would be gratefully received. Thanks
  25. Hi folks, I manage FM for a university department, and we recently upgraded to server 11. After the upgrade, I have noticed that closed files on our server are no longer included in the daily backup (as they were with server 8.5). I keep the closed files in the default folder, so I know that isn't the problem. I also went through the admin console and I didn't see any option to "include closed files" or anything like that. I like the keep closed files on our server (they are for previous semesters) because people need them every once in a while. And I need them in the backup, because, periodically, they will be opened, changed, and closed, and I want to make sure I have the latest versions. Thanks for your help with this. And if you need any additional info, just ask. Dave
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