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  1. Hi all This the last thing I need to implement on our Server as per FileMaker's installation and configuration guide: Make the virtual memory swap file a static size so Windows doesn’t attempt to adjust it. Use the recommended file size amount Am I right in thinking that this is in the attached section? If so, on which drives should I be specifying the swap file size? And what would the initial and maximum size be? Thank you
  2. Hi All, I added security to limit the DataAPI user from accessing certain records, with the limited option. I tested this while running these files on my HD no server. Worked like a charm. After moving the files to FMServer the DataAPI account can access all record in the table all of a sudden. Any thoughts as to why this is happening? Kind regards, Joost
  3. I'm setting up a new server, FM13 on a Mavericks mac. Â I've followed the server interaction for the plug-in but i get an error when i enable it. Â Any suggestions? Â Â
  4. I am going with a mac mini, maxed at 16gb, and with four cores, either the current or the new ones, which I expect to have pci ssds (which is no big deal if you'll be running your db from ram anyway), for a 50 strong company with 1-6 concurrent connections, for the time being. I ‘ll have for starters about 2-3 go clients, 5 desktop clients, and the rest will be webdirect. On average I would expect 3 people to be inputting at any time and about another 3 browsing the db. Are there any red flags that I should be aware of?
  5. Hi all, I have a FM Server Advanced 12 Win hosting a large CRM relational database. Since my company recently opened a new unit in a neighboring country I was asked to prepare a clone of the existing CRM for their use. I intend to run both CRM’s on my server and for this purpose I’ve changed the names of all localized database files. But all the rest (relationship names, Tables names, scripts etc.) will remain the same. Does anybody know if doing so I’m risking a possible interference between two CRM’s? Is it possible that by mistake a script from one CRM, even if the files have different names, but the structure of files is exactly the same, ends in the other? Thanks for any advice! Best regards, I
  6. A couple of questions... I have two tables Customers, and Customer Employees. Customers is the parent table to Customer Employees. On a layout based on Customers there is a portal of Customer Employees on the right hand side, and fields which contain more details about a given Customer Employee on the left hand side of the layout. By clicking on a Customer Employee in the portal, a global field in the Customers table is set to the primary key of the Customer Employee which creates the relationship that displays the details about that Customer Employee. When creating a new Customer Employee record, a set of global fields are passed to the server through the script parameter as a list and then parsed by the server. I want to have the primary key of the new record created to be the new value in the global field in the Customers table so the user sees the details of the new record created. It appears to work simply by having the server set that value, however will this work with multiple users creating records simultaneously? Will each user get the value in his global field for the record he just created, and only that value? Secondly, I understand that a PSOS cannot be called from a script running on the server. Does that also imply that a field with a modification trigger cannot run a PSOS if that modification results from a different PSOS? Thanks.
  7. In my view, in the world of FileMaker Server the concerns of owners and admin with FMS11 and earlier are little different to those of FMS14 admins today. Yes, the product has developed and we now have the new appearance layer from 12 onwards, and WebDirect from 13 on. But, the underlying issue remains, how do you get to understand FileMaker Server and get the best out of it, when it is trivial to build a very "bad" FM solution that is slow and unscaleable and when FMI provides no comprehensive and clear advice? FM software does little to prevent folk using the freedom of FM in that manner, because as an "enabling" and "accessible" type of software it lacks the controls, the digital police, that a more prescriptive system may include. It also works very hard to keep users of legacy systems on-board and supported and their solutions inevitably include much that would regarded as poor design today and hence cannot easily deprecate old techniques, so FMI's options are limited. Hence my having been developing a "mobile first" design framework since April 2012, and having eventually worked out what does work, I was encouraged by various folk to develop my report on "Understanding and Tuning FileMaker Server Performance" and publish. I have also published an early version of part of the report here on FMHacks and done two videos for Richard Carlton Consulting here and here which cover some of the report material. My work has been validated by folk at FMI (who wish to remain anonymous), Wim Decorte, Richard Carlton and Alan Stirling. This is the first detailed and comprehensive report on this subject for many years, you can read it here and download a pdf here. Many of the techniques I have developed, and to which the report alludes, are included in the free and open source Deskspace dsBenchmark tool, which can be downloaded from here. I would encourage your responses, and disagreement, if you feel so moved. We all move forward by rigorously testing both the old and the new and no doubt you can offer improvements and additions to what I have constructed. Where I am persuaded, your input will be included in the ongoing Report and duly credited. The current version of my Report is of course the html pages on deskspace.com, not a dead paper document. In fact wasn't that what Sir Tim Berners-Lee had in mind when he invented and donated http, html and the World Wide Web? This ease of editing is facilitated by our new Deskspace rwApp creating the responsive web pages that comprise www.deskspace.com - but that is perhaps another story. Cheers, Nick
  8. Not sure what's causing this, but we've had a great deal of trouble with using the Pop3It plug-in on the server. (Works just fine on the client side.) One customer complained about performance issues until we disabled the plug-in, and at another install the plug-in appears to have shut down all of the script schedules, even ones not using the plug-in. When we try to edit the FM script schedules we get the message "No scripts available for specified account" (untrue, and we get that message for all host files/accounts/scripts). The server error log gives us a message that we have to restart the script service via the command line (fmsadmin start fmse). We're hoping that a server restart will do the trick, but we're worried about the problem cropping up again. Can anybody give us any insight about what might be happening? (And how to correct it.) Will this be a problem with any server-side plug-in we use?
  9. I am having a hard time accessing my database via remote open and vpn. Actually I ‘ve never been able to find the computer serving the db at the office (a mini) as a local host. And that despite being inside the vpn and being able to mount server shares and the like. Oh, and I am on a mac. Anyone have any clue on what could be happening under the hood? (p.s. this isn't fms 13 specific, I 've had it with 12 server too)
  10. LS, I would like to know if there is a white paper / best practises document of perform script on server ? Specifically, I would like some tips on how to do debugging of scripts that perform on server. I have some scripts that run fine on client, no errors. No result on server. TIA
  11. Hi, My FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go cannot find my databases hosted with FileMaker Server. The problem could be very simple, but I am not proficient in servers and have no idea of what could have gone wrong. I have installed FileMaker Server (FMS) to a server computer that also has FileMaker Pro installed. The database was uploaded with FMS, and the status was shown as Normal, with Pro, XSLT, XML and PHP checked. On the FMS Overview screen, the Database Server was only showing ODBC/JDBC as "off". The FileMaker Pro on the server computer was closed. On another computer, or on my iPads, they simply could not detect the databases at all. I tried running the FMS Technology Test on these computers but cannot connect to them either. As a non-specialist in servers I would really appreciate any help and suggestions on how to fix this. Many thanks, MacGuffin
  12. Prague, CZ -- December 5, 2011 -- 24U Toolbox Plug-In has been recently updated to version 1.1.1, adding new useful functions and support for server server-side scripts and web publishing. The version 1.1.2 is an important maintenance update recommended for all users of the previous versions. What's new in version 1.1.2: - Registration codes of server-side and client-side licenses can now be used on the same computer - Toolbox_GetTimestamp now correctly returns local time of the computer where it's evaluated Recently introduced in version 1.1.1: - Application-wide globals let developers create variables shared between multiple FileMaker files - Precise timestamps allow for measuring of time with microsecond precision - Value type checking functions can be used to check data type of value passed to a calculation - Auto Update savvy version function simplifies automated deployment and updates of the plug-in - Server-side functionality helps creating powerful server-side scripts and web solutions Other features include: - Execute system scripts (Bash, Perl, PHP, Python, AppleScript, BAT, VisualBasic Script) - Execute SQL on the current database - Count and substitute text using Regular Expression patterns - Find out by calculation which special windows (Script Debugger, Data Viewer) are open - Merge fields and variables into text (faster than using Substitute) - Get the client's public IP address Use 24U Toolbox Plug-In to add a completely new dimension to your server-side data processing 24U Toolbox Plug-In is designed to help FileMaker developers in their daily work by providing a solid toolbox of the most commonly needed simple but powerful functions. Pricing: $48 for 1st user, $24 additional, $349 developer, $499 server More info: http://www.24uSoftware.com/Toolbox Download: http://www.24usoftwa...oolbox#download Purchase: http://www.24usoftware.com/Toolbox#buy This announcement is intentionally brief to not bother members of this mailing list who are not interested in detailed information. To read complete Press Releases, please visit the following page: http://www.24usoftware.com/pr 24U Software offers solutions for people, not for computers! -- HOnza Koudelka Software Division Manager, 24U s.r.o. FileMaker 8 Certified Developer FileMaker Business Alliance Member mailto:sales@24usoftware.com http://www.24usoftware.com ###
  13. Hi, I just posted a new entry on 1-more-thing blog, presenting a 'revolutionary' technique allowed by FileMaker 12. It completely changes my life as a developer, and makes it possible to create very efficient online solutions using FileMaker Pro/Go. It's all explained in this video.
  14. I am looking for general advice regarding an unusual use of FileMaker.  In my work I use FileMaker to track content for museum exhibition design. This is basic stuff: what does the artifact look like, what are its dimensions, what is the text label, what display case does it go in, and other related data. I have experimented with creating a layout that works as a “digital label” in FileMaker Go or in kiosk mode on a touch screen that uses the data collected in the content management database, indeed, they can be the same file.  FileMaker makes it easy to have a really great label with swipes, pop-ups, images, everything that a museum visitor would want to learn more about what they are looking at, and I have fashioned a second no-nonsense interface for the curators and museum staff to update, edit, add, and delete records (“labels”) as required. (See attached JPG for a sample “label” layout.)  Now the problem...  A client is interested in this digital label idea, but they want to use it with touchscreens attached to computers rather than on iPads, which means purchasing FileMaker for each display (40 of them!) and, possibly, running FileMaker Server. This project is meant to be an add-on and I’m not sure if using FileMaker Pro rather than FileMaker Go would be a cost effective way to proceed.  I’m interested in the community’s evaluation of the following options. (Please note that I am a low-to-mid level FileMaker user and know nothing of PHP, SQL, or stuff like that, except that they exist and can do some of the stuff I want to do. I can get someone else to do the work if leaving FileMaker is the best option.)  Option 1: FileMaker Server with 40 copies of FileMaker Pro connected to a database on the server. Staff can update the database from their offices and the changes are reflected in the “digital labels” (FileMaker running in kiosk mode on touchscreens) in the exhibition space .  Option 2: FileMaker Pro for staff to edit records and FileMaker Server using custom web publishing (PHP?) with web browsers (or equivalent) acting as digital labels in the exhibition space.  Option 3: Use the original FileMaker database as a source for some other content management system that can be accessed with web browsers (or equivalent), in other words, a completely custom solution.  I’m not looking for detailed proposals, specs, or anything technical. What I would like are general observations about the strengths or weaknesses of each model, or even a new model, that could be maintained by a small museum with almost no in-house tech staff.  And just a side note, it would be great if FileMaker made a simple FileMaker client for desktop systems, similar to FileMaker Go. This would, I think, be one solution to my problem.  Thanks,  -Robert. Â
  15. On two Filemaker Server machines I manage, I cannot get FTPeek to activate. After checking the checkbox, a grey message appears appears stating that the plugin was enabled, but the checkbox is unchecked. I have checked the permissions of the plugins. Both owned by fmserver and group fmsadmin. I have restarted the machines. I have tried Wim's suggestion of installing with server-side script. Both have Java 1.6 installed. Both have the BaseElements plugin installed and successfully enabled. Both are running FMS 14.04. One is a Mac mini running Yosemite, with Core 2 Duo processor and 8gb. Other is a Mac mini running El Capitan with Core 2 Duo and 4gb.
  16. FileMaker Pro 15 Launch Center connects to our AWS instance with no problem. But then it reports No files are currently hosted on AWS instancename. Well, there ARE files currently hosted. We access them via WebDirect, so they must be hosted. Moreover, when we launch a local copy of the file, FileMaker offers to open the remote copy with This file has previously been uploaded to FileMaker Server. Use Hosted Version? It even displays the proper address for the hosted file. However Use Hosted Version returns this error: The file “filename.fmp12“ could not be opened. (Extended privilege disabled) So, we created a privilege set that extended privileges for fmwebdirect, fmapp and fmxdbc. On the next launch of Remote Version, we got this: FileMaker cannot share a file because FileMaker network sharing is turned off. So, we turned on ODBC sharing, and on the next launch, we got this: FileMaker cannot share files because another user is already sharing files using FileMaker Pro on this computer. I’m going in circles here. Are these errors related? What am I doing wrong?
  17. Hi, I'm trying to import ODBC tables (from a VisualFoxPro database) into my database located on a FileMaker Server. The ODBC source / DSN are located on the same computer as my Server. The trouble is, when I try to import the tables, either from the File menu or by setting up a script, I can only choose my LOCAL DSNs, not the ones setup on the server. Any suggestions? I am eventually going to want to to server-scheduled scripts, but this task is more specifically about having a user activate a script that will run an import from the ODBC source to the Filemaker database, all on the server side. And since the source is VisualFoxPro, a live External Data Source is not an option Thanks for any help!
  18. Hello - I searched what I could but I am completely new to these forums so I apologize if I missed another thread. My question is whether it is feasible for a FM professional to take over an existing server given how customizable I understand it to be. Also, assuming it is, where would I go about contacting and vetting said professionals? I can give more information about or specific Filemaker system and current support person as needed. Thanks in advance
  19. FileMaker Server 17 - FDMT Free Wrapper App - FileMaker 17 Training - FileMaker Experts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnLUn-JlkNo Get up to speed with the FileMaker Pro 17 Video Training Course! Top Rated Course by FileMaker Expert, Richard Carlton. http://learningfilemaker.com/fmpro17.php Experience Richard's dynamic and exciting teaching format, while learning both basic, intermediate, and advanced FileMaker development skills. With 26 years of FileMaker experience and a long time speaker at FileMaker's Developer Conference, Richard will teach you all the ins and outs of building FileMaker Solutions. The course is 50 hours of video content! Richard has been involved with the FileMaker platform since 1990 and has grown RCC into one of the largest top tier FileMaker consultancies worldwide. Richard works closely with RCC's staff: a team of 28 FileMaker developers and supporting web designers. He has offices in California, Nevada, and Texas. Richard has been a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developers Conference on a variety of topics involving FileMaker for Startups and Entrepreneurs, and client-server integration. Richard is the Product Manager for FM Starting Point, the popular and most downloaded free FileMaker CRM Starter Solution. Looking for FM Starting Point free software download: http://www.fmstartingpoint.com Richard won 2015 Excellence Award from FileMaker Inc (Apple Inc) for outstanding video and product creation, leading to business development. RCC, Filemaker Videos, and LearningFileMaker.com are headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. http://www.rcconsulting.com/ Please feel free to contact us at support@rcconsulting.com FileMaker Pro is simply a powerful software used to create custom apps that work seamlessly across iPad, iPhone, Windows, Mac, and the web Transform your business with the FileMaker Platform Free FileMaker Training Videos Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/FileMakerVideos 50 Hour FileMaker Pro 16 Video Training Course-FileMaker 16 News-Online FileMaker 16 Training Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpQqLLDcZ8I Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpQqLLDcZ8I&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTMCfjM6LLwBAwGf_yXfvd_&index=13 Top 10 New Features in FileMaker 16-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker 16 Instructional Videos-FileMaker 16 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urh8iHOCxkg Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urh8iHOCxkg&t=130s&index=1&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTMCfjM6LLwBAwGf_yXfvd_ Sharing your Database with Other Devices and Users-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker 16 Database Sharing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF82vkYtCtA Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF82vkYtCtA&index=8&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTMCfjM6LLwBAwGf_yXfvd_ Introduction to FileMaker WebDirect 16-FileMaker 16 News-Online FileMaker 16 Training Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZKIpBjMAM Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZKIpBjMAM&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBSVV1-4pFG4SHAhCIP3Yy-I&index=17&t=10s FileMaker Behavior Change-Go To Object-FileMaker 16 Video Training-FileMaker 16 News-FileMaker Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFwFjZem3AM Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFwFjZem3AM&index=15&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBQVDIUvoRkcvrMLi7sTZmj5 A database management system (DBMS) is a computer software application that interacts with the user, other applications, and the database itself to capture and analyze data Official site SDK, Developer's Guide, Reference, and Android Market for the open source project http://learningfilemaker.com/FIAS.html Video introduction to iOS App Training https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVxQe_yAshw Free FileMaker videos check out ...http://www.filemakervideos.com Download the FileMaker Pro 16 & FileMaker GO 16 for mobile devices training videos at http://www.learningfilemaker.com Download FileMaker Go 16 video training at http://learningfilemaker.com/FMGO-16/fmgo16.php Download FileMaker 16 Full Video Training Bundle at http://learningfilemaker.com/subscription.php FileMaker Video Training Review-FileMaker 16 Video Course Review-FileMaker Pro 16 101 Course Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF6Uor0KmKo Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mF6Uor0KmKo&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBT8tNHuzF6cOKC_37zCTQl6&index=18 Learn how to use FileMaker to create an app with the FileMaker Training Series FileMaker Pro is a cross-platform relational database application from FileMaker Inc. Please Comment, Like & Share All of Our Videos. Feel Free to Embed any of Our Videos on Your Blog or Website. Follow Us on Your Favorite Social Media https://www.facebook.com/FileMakerVideos https://twitter.com/filemakervideos https://plus.google.com/+FileMakerVideos/videos #FileMakerDataMigrationTool #FileMaker17Training #FileMaker17VideoTutorial #FileMaker17Videos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnLUn-JlkNo&t=0s&list=PLjTvUZtwtgBTWVT38kPvgjCfkZmMmvCOk&index=5 http://feeds.feedburner.com/FilemakerServer17-fdmtFreeWrapperApp-filemaker17Training-filemakerExperts
  20. Hi Guys, I've been using CloudMail for a couple of years now to send marketing campaigns for my company. Just recently I have moved to remote hosting with AWS and now my server is offsite I have noticed some performance issues with cloudmail and a few other areas of my solution. To address these issues I have started using server-side scripts to perform labour intensive tasks such as creating bulk records (20,000) at one time. This has resulted in excellent performance once again. The problem I can't seem to fix is sending my email campaigns using server-side scripts. I have confirmed the plugin is installed etc on the server and with quite a bit of trial and error, I am still unable to send the campaigns. Does anyone have a sample script they use, or any advise how I can get this working? I appreciate any help and thanks in advance Regards, Jason
  21. I'm running FMS 16 on macOS 10.12.6. FMS is up and running, and I can access the hosted databases. But I can't get into the admin console. When I enter the credentials, it just sits there. It doesn't throw an error. It just doesn't react at all. Same thing when I intentionally enter an incorrect passcode. No error. Same behavior whether I use Firefox or Safari. Same behavior whether I try to come in remotely, or if I work directly from the server as localhost. So, something is wrong with web services rather than FMS, right?
  22. I have a script that performs a find based on related fields. Here's a very simplified version of script Go To Layout ["Primary_Table"] Enter Find Mode [] Set Field [related_table::name] Perform Find I have the <<related_table::name>> field on the Primary_Table layout. If I run this within Filemaker Pro it works and finds desired subset. If I run it as a Server script it works and finds desired subset. But, if I trigger it from PHP it finds ALL the records in the Primary_Table. The following, however, does work and finds a subset of records from Primary_Table: Go To Layout ["Primary_Table"] Enter Find Mode [] Set Field [Primary_Table::id] Perform Find In other words, I can trigger scripts with PHP that successfully do finds when all the find fields are native to the Primary_Table, but as soon as I try to add criteria that's in a related table to Primary_Table it finds ALL Primary Table records. I've tried authorizing all layouts to the php user so I don't think it's a permissions issue. Is this a known issue, or should it work in principal and I'm missing something? Hopefully not since otherwise it's going to mean a much longer script to find what I need (the actual script does a search using fields from 3 different related tables, 2 of which are 3 tables away from Primary_Table, so I'll need to do a ton of Go To Related Records steps. Thanks for the help!
  23. Hello Can I run a client accessing a server (both v. 11) on the same machine? Thank you for your comments, have a nice day!
  24. Hi Folks, I'm having a bit of an issue with my hosted Filemaker Maker 12 Pro file. I just changed the host server to a new computer and got it up and running to share my filemaker file. I can access the remote file from other computers with Filemaker 12 installed no problem, but my Ipads with Filemaker Go on them cannot find the host, or the hosted file. I have attempted to add the Host by using the host IP address on the Filemaker Go 13 app (and even double check it was the correct IP by viewing the remote file on my laptop) but I still cannot get the Ipads/Filemaker Go to find the Host or the Hosted remote File. I had no problem serving the file from my laptop before switching over servers. I find it curious that my laptop find the remote file and host no problem but my Filemaker Go Ipad app seem to be un able to find the Host or remote file. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
  25. I have a simple dashboard portal using SELECTOR (global) -> CONNECTOR (table::ID). I have noticed that the portal does not display records even though the global selector has IDs populated (global can be seen in data viewer), but this occurs only for a non-Full Access group of users and only when hosted on a remote FM Server (third party host). I have tested the counter approaches to both of those conditions (access rights, local v server) and shown that it works in all other ways: when copied to local machine, the particular user group see the expected records in the portal fine.when I login to the hosted solution as a full access user, I see records fine in this same portal.Thought it was just the portal filter (which I use to filter down to user permitted records), but turning that off makes no difference to this issue. After that, I ran out of ideas on how to fix this one very fast. Anyone seen this behaviour before? Also noticing another oddity that has similar conditions: I have an field (Account::Code) that is visible to this user group when on an account detail layout, but when I try and view it from a related table layout like Orders (e.g. Orders_Account::Code), it does not display, once again just for this non-Full Access user group and only when hosted. Makes me think this is relationship privileges based, but no idea where to look and no idea why this would only affect hosted version. Appreciate any wisdom! Cheers, Juz
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