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  1. FileMaker DevCon Playlist and Products from 360Works to Help You Work Better Tune into Popular FileMaker DevCon Sessions from 360Works With more time at home, now is a great time to catch up on past recordings. Did you miss any of the FileMaker DevCon sessions from 360Works? We put together a playlist of our most popular sessions from the past two years so you can learn about FileMaker tools for sync and Amazon Web Services (AWS) tips all in one place. Watch the Videos About the featured products... 360Works MirrorSync MirrorSync is an elegant synchronization product that can sync between any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server, SQL database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or any database that supports JDBC), Salesforce, WordPress and Amazon RedShift and DynamoDB. For mobile devices, users can sync the hosted file with their FMGo or Pro clients, go off network to make changes, and sync again when a connection is available. For FileMaker Servers, MirrorSync allows a database to run in multiple locations, or to integrate different databases and make sure that changes to each server are reflected in the other server. MirrorSync 6 introduced tremendous improvements for FileMaker Developers such as automatic file transfers between servers, automatic version updates between servers, safer synchronization process, better handling of large files, and easier migration. 360Works Zulu Zulu is an application that keeps your calendar events in sync with FileMaker records. It is able to sync with Apple Calendar, Google Calendar, and Exchange Outlook Calendar. You can manipulate the events in your calendar, and Zulu will write these changes to FileMaker records. The opposite is also true, updates to FileMaker records will be written to your calendar's events. Zulu 4 introduced improvements specifically for business workflows such as new support for Apple Reminders within FileMaker, one-click URL calendar subscriptions and improved publishing page for user-friendliness, better event handling, and improved filtering. You May Also be Interested in: 360Works Scribe While there was not a session for Scribe, we thought it was worth mentioning because of the overwhelming positive response we received for Scribe 4, which introduced OCR to easily scan documents in FileMaker and merge or splice PDF files in container fields. Scribe has always been able to automate processing of Microsoft Office and PDF files. It continues to allow you to populate forms, insert images, highlight changes between versions of documents, manipulate Microsoft Word and Excel tables, retrieve metadata from Excel table cells, and secure PDF files. Interested in more than one of the tools mentioned? Get the 360Works Portfolio Bundle Deal For less than the cost of 3 of our most popular plug-ins, you can get the entire 360Works product portfolio, all upgrades and most new releases for a year, and a single license key that works for all covered products. See exactly what is included in the Portfolio Bundle Deal. 360Works Product List: Product Name Product Description Portfolio Bundle All of our FileMaker Plug-ins for one discounted price Charts Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail Send and track email marketing campaigns Email Send and receive emails, plus send SMS/Text Messages from FileMaker 360Deploy Automated, simple deployment of new database versions FTPeek FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases, WordPress, Salesforce, or AWS databases Plastic Payment processing plugin RemoteScripter Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files, plus OCR functionality and PDF Merge/Splice in Scribe 4! ScriptMaster Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer A better container field Web Assistant Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu FileMaker calendar sync - integrate with Google Calendar, Apple Calendar, and Exchange Calendar You can get a free fully-functional demo, learn more, or buy the product that meets your needs at any of the links above. If you need AWS consulting, custom FileMaker Plug-ins, or have any questions. Please email us at infobox@360works.com Watch the Videos Stay updated with 360Works Sincerely, 360Works plugins@360Works.com
  2. Case Study: FileMaker Clinical Data Capture Software Uses 360Works MirrorSync Learn how MirrorSync is being used in the ConnEDCt app built with FileMaker for medical research and healthcare improvements across the world “We have used MirrorSync from versions 3 to 6 for FileMaker Pro/Go to FileMaker Server. In our experience it is the most reliable technology for syncing FileMaker databases over inconsistent and slow connections.” 
- Caleb Ruth, Data Performance LLC At 360Works, we believe in making FileMaker plug-ins and tools with outside-of-the-box thinking to help FileMaker Developers build what works best by extending the functionality of their FileMaker solution to solve real-world problems. FileMaker Developer and Business Owner, Caleb Ruth, was generous enough to spend time sharing with us some of the aspects of his work with health information systems which leverage 360Works MirrorSync. Read the Full Story Stay updated with 360Works
  3. Fireside FileMaker Podcast: 'Keeping it in Sync' featuring Jesse Barnum on MirrorSync and more! We have the perfect FileMaker podcast for your listening pleasure as you ease back into the office and start the new year! Fireside FileMaker is a podcast collaboration between John Mark Osborne and Michael Rocharde discussing FileMaker related topics in a friendly and informative space. Today, we wanted to share the 'Keeping it in Sync' episode of the podcast with you, featuring Jesse Barnum, President of 360Works, for a conversation on MirrorSync, plugins, FileMaker Cloud, Claris Connect and other interesting FileMaker subjects! LISTEN HERE *Learn more about the NEW MirrorSync 6 and download here *Follow Fireside FileMaker on iTunes or Podbean Stay updated with 360Works
  4. 360Works Case Study: Sightlines Group Integrates FileMaker and Salesforce using MirrorSync About Sightlines Group - Improving Organizational Systems and Processes Sightlines Group, founded by Chris Barber, works with foundations, community-based organizations, and global technology and banking firms by helping them develop custom software, and by designing and delivering leadership development programs. Sightlines Group works with technical teams or with entire organizations who need to build better relationships with their constituents, track outcomes, research their impact, and tell their story. Furthermore, they provide leadership development and coaching work, including the design and delivery of hundreds of courses to clients including HSBC Bank, Hitachi Vantara, and The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund. FileMaker - The Flexible CRM Early on, Chris and his team developed some opinions about the role of customer relationship management (CRM) software, especially for foundations and nonprofits. “Often CRMs box people in and get in the way of adaptation,” says Chris Barber. Sightlines Group works most often with the FileMaker and Salesforce platforms to experience greater flexibility and scalability. FileMaker allows high flexibility, rapid prototyping, and rapid development. Salesforce allows out-of-the-box integration and enterprise scalability. The Use Case - Syncing Data Between FileMaker and Salesforce The CFE Fund (The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund: cfefund.org) is a national foundation that helps cities integrate financial empowerment into local government services. Their organization chose the Salesforce platform for its Case Management system which supports Financial Counselors located in cities across the country. First, however, the CFE Fund needed to transform and migrate several years worth of data from a legacy system into Salesforce. Sightlines Group used FileMaker’s rapid development tools to extract data from the legacy system and transform it into Salesforce’s data model. Rather than using traditional migration tools, they reached out to 360Works to see if MirrorSync could allow them to “sync” the data into Salesforce rather than performing a tricky one-time migration. This would allow the migration to happen over time, since data could be migrated to Salesforce, then inspected, and then further transformed from FileMaker, and then synced again to Salesforce. The Solution - Using MirrorSync for FileMaker and Salesforce Integration Upon first using MirrorSync, Chris and his team at Sightlines Group were pleased to find that they could trust MirrorSync to work reliably under the hood. “MirrorSync worked very well in the background, it has a lot of logic built in. Anyone who has worked with sync, knows that is usually not the case,” recalled Chris. The Sightlines Group team was able to be an important contributor to the use of this Salesforce configuration in MirrorSync for other FileMaker developers by providing helpful experiences they had while working. Chris shared that he was grateful for ongoing efforts from the 360Works team in always taking feedback and turning it around for improvements. MirrorSync Provides Seamless Integration MirrorSync was able to significantly improve the speed and efficiency in their workflow while accessing data between FileMaker and Salesforce. “Now, we can do this in a snap. We’ll work in FileMaker and watch it sync, using MirrorSync, to Salesforce a moment later. MirrorSync has made a big impact on our work. It's allowed us to merge the best that Salesforce has to offer with the best that FileMaker has to offer," shares Chris. He is very pleased with their new tight integration between FileMaker and Salesforce, he enjoys being able to hook in a variety of web services and have the choice of having them hook to FileMaker or hook to Salesforce. Sightlines Group has configured their custom application for The CFE Fund to report back to FileMaker so they can take various actions based on the results in Salesforce, automatically. For example, they now have logic built in for posting to a Slack channel if there is any unexpected behavior within their application. It made their lives so much easier to receive clear information about what's happening back in FileMaker, without it feeling like a bulky add-on. MirrorSync Manages Keys The feature they enjoy the most is the way MirrorSync manages keys. “It automatically inserts, edits, and deletes child or parent records depending on your architecture. Salesforce keeps its own primary keys, so MirrorSync will take a new record in FileMaker, create a new record in Salesforce, get the Salesforce Id, and write that back to FileMaker, all automatically. If it did not work this way with managed keys, Salesforce would error out as Salesforce has strict key requirements,” reports Chris. Final Result: A Complete, Synchronized Custom Application MirrorSync is known amongst FileMaker developers to be an automated, customizable, and a fast-working tool. You can set it to sync just certain tables, fields, and records as needed - creating the most customizable synchronization solution. It even does bi-directional synchronization. It's a set-it-and-forget-it solution, and it's very fast. We can enter our data in FileMaker and 30 seconds later it propagates to Salesforce,” says Chris. Chris and his team at Sightlines Group are experts in innovation. They work with millions of records in a single solution for The CFE Fund. The technology they choose must be robust enough to handle financial data at a large scale, at all times. Using MirrorSync allowed them to continue building the best possible, most reliable technology solutions for their clientele. “MirrorSync was a lifesaver! We have been using it for about a year now syncing a few million records and 10 tables. It is nearly bulletproof, Chris reports. ”It allows us to get our hands into the data in ways you normally cannot when working with nonprofits. With MirrorSync being bulletproof, we don't have to worry about the syncing, we can step back and treat the application as one: Salesforce and FileMaker.” --- Contact 360Works for questions or a free 14-day trial of MirrorSync's FileMaker and Salesforce (SQL database) configuration at plugins@360works.com Visit the MirrorSync product page!
  5. We have recently released versions 3.14 - 3.16 of MirrorSync with improvements for recovery mode, high-volume syncs, and rebuilding sync data. Overall, the reliability of MirrorSync has greatly improved, and the speed of SQL and server-to-server syncs have increased significantly! Immediately after the release of 3.14 and 3.15, we were able to identify and fix a few quirks resulting in an even more reliable version with 3.16. In 3.16, we even added a few additional features including the ability to pre-populate databases for server-to-server syncs with non-FileMaker databases, faster initial syncs, and new support for re-importing a new configuration over an existing one, which is very useful in a vertical market solution deployment. This is a free update for current users. For those new to MirrorSync, the server license is free and ships with one free configuration of FileMaker Pro or FileMaker Go syncing with FileMaker Server and one free device allowance. All additional configurations and devices are available for purchase. MirrorSync can sync between any combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Server, SQL database (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, or any database that supports JDBC), Salesforce, and Amazon RedShift. To download the current version, please visit the MirrorSync product page For a complete list of changes, please visit our MirrorSync changelog
  6. In case you haven't heard, FileMaker Inc. has released a new tool which allows you to create a native iOS application from a FileMaker solution. To learn more about the FileMaker iOS App SDK, read this FileMaker help article. We're pleased to announce that we have tested MirrorSync with FileMaker iOS App SDK and it is fully compatible! MirrorSync is already the easiest way to add sync to your FileMaker solution, and the process of integrating MirrorSync is no different with the FileMaker iOS App SDK. We are really excited about this new tool from FileMaker, which now allows you to: build a custom native iOS application for your client or company to use with iPhone or iPad distribute the application to users without the need to first download and install FileMaker Go distribute the application directly to user devices with Apple's Mobile Device Management (MDM) and TestFlight, used to distribute beta versions of the application There are a couple of things you will need to create your native iOS application: FileMaker Developer subscription, which will give you access to the tool itself Apple Developer subscription, which allows you to set application identification and provisioning profile used to actually deploy the application onto an iOS device A Mac with the latest version of Xcode installed: Currently the process of putting the application together can be done only on a Mac Let us know if you'd like our assistance in turning your FileMaker solution into a native iOS application - we would be happy to help! Just send a message to infobox@360works.com
  7. 360Works Products Tested for FileMaker 17 FileMaker 17 is here, and we are excited for the update. At 360Works, we strive to provide the best possible service and support to our customers and to always keep our products compatible and flexible. Testing our plug-ins with FileMaker 17 has been completed with each current version available on our online store. We are happy to report that we do not need to release any new versions of our plug-ins listed below, as the current versions you already have will continue to work. Other products we offer have also been tested, and will work with FileMaker 17. Last year, we released a major update to our plug-in framework. If you haven't caught up with our big framework change, be sure to check out this article. Easy Installation Install plug-ins with ease using the Install Plugin File script step in all environments. For legacy systems, auto-update is supported as well. Find out more at 360works.com/autoupdate. Compatibility with the FileMaker Platform 360Works products are compatible with the following deployment options: FileMaker Pro Advanced FileMaker Cloud FileMaker Server: scheduled scripts FileMaker Server: Perform Script on Server from FileMaker Client FileMaker Server: Perform Script on Server with WebDirect, Data API, and XML Web Publishing We are delighted with the continued development and innovation of the FileMaker platform and in the FileMaker community. We are proud to be a partner and trusted resource in the FileMaker ecosystem. "We use 360Works plug-ins with our clients without hesitation. They're easy to implement, and work dependably, and KEEP working dependably. Their excellent support is just the icing on the cake." —Scott Love, Soliant Consulting Current Products and Versions Product Name Product Description 360Deploy 1.01 Automated, simple deployment of new database versions Charts 2.08 Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail 3.08 Send and track email marketing campaigns Email 3.08 Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker FTPeek 2.08 FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC 2.08 SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync 4.0 Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases Plastic 3.08 Payment processing plug-in RemoteScripter 2.08 Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet 2.01 FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe 3.08 Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster 5.09 Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer 2.9511 A better container field Web Assistant 2.08 Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager 1.7 Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu 2.1 FileMaker calendar sync If you find a couple of these products to be helpful, you may want to look into the 360Works Portfolio Bundle, where you can obtain the entire suite of plug-ins and add-ons with a savings of 75% off of the full price! Stay updated with 360Works
  8. iOS Downloads, NEW Installer and More... 360Works MirrorSync, a FileMaker synchronization tool, has been updated to version 1.5. This version is a free upgrade for all current users, and includes new features and bug fixes.    We've given the MirrorSync installer a complete makeover, setting MirrorSync up as its own process. Also included in this update, our new iOS download feature makes distributing modified and new copies easy.    Download and install the update at 360works.com/mirrorsync   Download links: Get your changes to them faster than ever.   Now, you can distribute new copies of your file quickly and easily. Make modifications or layout updates? It's no problem with our new iOS features. Users are given a link that is easily accessible and downloads the latest copy of your file with all your changes. Disable the link at any time to prevent unauthorized access.   Copies of files can still be downloaded straight from MirrorSync and emailed, sent via Dropbox, or any other method.    Independent MirrorSync Installer   MirrorSync now runs in its own process, installing completely separately from the Web Publishing Engine.  This means that you can run MirrorSync where most convenient, even installed on a different computer than FileMaker Server. By having its own separate installer, MirrorSync is more stable, and reduces the load on the Web Publishing Engine.   Our new installer also comes with a lightweight admin application, allowing you to view the current installations of MirrorSync and stop, restart, and start as needed.    Hosting providers who provide MirrorSync will be pleased to know the installation process is much easier for multiple installations of MirrorSync. Hold down ALT on Windows when installing to define a new name for an instance, or select hosting provider installation in Mac. Either way, the process is now completely automated.    Full changelog   Features and Improvements in 1.5   NEW! Download links- instead of downloading a database and sending a copy of it to your users, you can generate a URL that you send to your users. Whenever they trigger this URL, it will download the most recent copy of the database from the server. Complete overhaul of the installer, which functions outside of WPE- makes both MirrorSync and the WPE more stable, and users no longer need to run MirrorSync on the same WPE machine. Now includes a native Mac Installer, certified for use with Mountain Lion and Gatekeeper. NEW! interface with easy to read icons Bug fixes and improvements, including a bug with adding new tables to the sync configuration, launching MirrorSync for the first time, and empty modification timestamps.  Download the update today, or try a free demo of MirrorSync at 360works.com.  
  9. Hello, We are running FileMaker Server 14 with a database for creating job tickets and managing production in a commercial printing company. We would like to have remote sales staff have the ability to enter new job tickets and review existing job tickets but only be able to see jobs for their clients. We also have several very large clients that have asked for the ability to enter their own jobs into the database themselves in order to ease our sales staff's workload transcribing data from received emails. However, the customer must not be able to see jobs from our other customers. Is it possible to setup a one way sync for data collection from the sales staff and our customers remote machines AND sync back to their machines only the records that match certain critieria? This would be: 1. SALES STAFF - Jobs where the salesperson has been assigned to the customers master record or the job tickets record. 2. CUSTOMERS - Jobs where the company name on the job ticket matches their company name. Both would be using either filemaker pro desktop or filemaker go. Jerry Bernard DSJ Printing, Inc.
  10. Not quite sure what to make of this, everything was working so well. I would not have expected ES_PUSH table sync to delete data from the client during sync. Perhaps my assumptions are wrong in this regard. Should just PUSH data from client to server. "EasySync supports both "push-only" and "pull-only" tables. To indicate that a table is to be pushed from the mobile device, but not pulled, use an "ES_PUSH_" prefix for the table occurrence's name. To indicate that a table is to be pulled from the host, but not pushed from the mobile device, use an "ES_PULL_" prefix for the table occurrence's name." I am finding that the last record entered is deleted from the iPad client after sync. The record deleted from the client/iPad is transferred to the server. More specifically the primary record remains but the last record entered in a related table is transferred to the server but deleted from the client. Feels like a 1 off loop error of some sort. One of my testers reports a slightly different result for a slightly larger dataset of 6 records. Three records were deleted from the iPad client and not transferred to the server. The remaining three remained on the iPad and were transferred to the server. My suspect here is that there are three UUIDs logical records ( not ES_UUID ) each connecting two related records in another table. My guess is that the last record related to each UUID is missing. Wondering about FM Easy Sync scripts: Sync with Server Sync Check Client • Removing 1 records that are no longer on the server. ( status message seen stepping through in debug, from my testing ) # Refresh Sync Status • Processing UUID Diff… Any thoughts or suggestions are most welcome. Thank you
  11. 360Works at DevCon 2018: Discount Extended! We had a great time at the 2018 FileMaker Developer Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Nothing gets the 360Works team more excited than demonstrating our products and meeting other FileMaker Developers! We are pleased to announce that we will be extending our DevCon discount until Friday, August 17, 2018. Enter code DEVCON18 at checkout and receive 15% off of your purchase! Use the product table below to learn more about your favorite products and take advantage of the discount. At DevCon this year, Joe Martin demonstrated the brand new 360Deploy 2 for completely automating deployment of development changes to a production server and Jesse Barnum demonstrated a new version of MirrorSync, version 5, which has more convenience for end users and over 40 improvements to reliability, speed, and stability. At our booth, the MirrorSync Setup Station allowed many DevCon attendees to return home with a fully functional sync setup and Richard Carlton Consulting gave out free FileMaker 17 training books at our booth this year! Click on any of our product links below to learn more or use the discount: Product Name Product Description 360Deploy Automated, simple deployment of new database versions Charts Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail Send and track email marketing campaigns Email Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker DocuBin Document and digital asset management FTPeek FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases Plastic Payment processing plugin RemoteScripter Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer A better container field Web Assistant Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu FileMaker calendar sync Stay updated with 360Works
  12. Hi I tested the EasySync demo files on my FM Server and iPad and the time taken to download the 106 pre-installed records is a mere 10 seconds which is great. I then moved on to a full integration into my FM solution, a Patient Management System for Aesthetic Clinics. There are 60 tables ranging in size from 10 fields up to 874 fields although the majority fall below 150 fields per table. Approx 50 tables require sync capability. Once I had completed the EasySync integration I set the sync into motion having added a single Patient record in my Patient table. The sync took a staggering 33 minutes. To try and identify why the sync was taking so long I deleted the ES_ table occurrences for all but 5 of my tables in both the hosted and mobile solutions. The subsequent sync time, again with a single new record came down to just over 2 mintues. My final test was to remove the ES_ table occurrences for all but my Patient table. The same test as above reduced the sync time to 18 seconds for a single record. Does this behaviour sound familiar to anyone else, and if so, is there a way of addressing it? EasySync looks like the answer to all of my sync problems, but if each sync is going to take upwards of half an hour once the full integration is restored, unfortunately it isn't going to be a workable solution. Thanks in advance for your help, Neil
  13. Ok another noob question: I have a small data base that i have created and want to be able to go around with my ipad and fill in the data, take pics and then get back to the office and have it synce with my original database, updating it with my most recent data. Is this possible threw itunes? I know I could pull the file back and forth threw itunes but can you sync it automaticly? Is there a better way? Thanks for your help.
  14. I'm a relative newcomer to FM, so please excuse me if this question has been addressed before (and point me to it :-) ) Our setup is a SQL server backend server housing our main application data, which we'd like to sync with FM running on iPads. From going through the MirrorSync documentation, I'm still unclear as to whether the you can sync directly from a FM Go (iPad) instance directly to SQL server using Mirror Sync, or whether you always need FM Server to be in the setup? If it's a case that FM Server is always needed, does that mean that you need for e.g. 40users : 40 FMGo -> FM Server licenses, and 1 FM server <-> SQL Server license? Thanks Tom
  15. I'm trying to get a sample offline iOS synch process running and ran into some issues with the file references. I am following the guidelines set out here (FM TechNet doc): https://community.filemaker.com/docs/DOC-3838 My first problem is with the deployment of the Connector file. This file is stored in a container field in the 'deployed' file (the one running on the iOS device in offline mode, i.e. NOT hosted). So this 'deployed' file is running locally, and it contains the 'Connector' file in a container field. This connector file gets exported and opened. Once it is opened, it is supposed to have references to BOTH the locally running deployed file and the hosted version of the DB file, in order to move data between them. But when I open the connector file I am getting 'file not found' errors for the references back to the locally running 'deployed' file. It appears that my reference to the locally running 'deployed' file is wrong. What should it be? The external data source definition is currently a simple: "file:<FileName>" string. (The connector file is exported to the Documents path, and then opened via an FMP URL similar to this: "fmp://~/Connector?script=StartSync".) What is the file path of a file local to the iOS device, that was probably delivered via a email? (Hmmm...could you deliver these 'deployed' files from a container field in the hosted DB? They would have to connect using 'open remote' once to get that file.) The 2nd question is that I would like to make a call to the hosted version of this file such that it doesn't open a new window. The sync process does a simple call to a script in the hosted file in order to verify that the file is available. But in doing so, the hosted file runs its 'file open' script, which opens a new window and takes the user to a layout. So on the iOS device, the user would now have two windows showing, which I don't want. I don't want any UI for the hosted file visible. (I haven't actually tested this on a device yet.) Thanks, Justin
  16. Hey fellow syncers, stepping back from any method, I was wondering if there's an issue that all sync solutions have. The issue is this: Client A pushes a payload, and it's processed and ready for ClientB to receive...all nice and transactional. However, ClientB gathers records to pull a table at a time. Couldn't ClientB gather Orders - ClientA's processing completes - and ClientB gathers Order Line Items (thus, missing the parent record of some of those Order Lines since ClientB has already pulled Orders for his payload?). We're seeing this and wondering if it's a design flaw in EasySync or indicative of any sync solution that allow multiple users to sync at a time.
  17. How to Sync with FileMaker Cloud Using 360Works MirrorSync Today we want to let you know that it is completely possible to sync a FileMaker solution hosted on FileMaker Cloud! MirrorSync has been able to handle this task since the release of 3.1. The current version is 4.0 and it remains compatible with FileMaker Cloud. FileMaker Cloud leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) to host your FileMaker solutions in the cloud. Many people are moving to the cloud to cut back on server maintenance time and money. Here at 360Works, we are big fans of AWS - we actually moved all of our hosting to AWS and couldn't be happier. (Jesse Barnum, president of 360Works, presented on the topic of deploying FileMaker Server with AWS at last year?s FileMaker Developers conference.) Getting started with MirrorSync for FileMaker Cloud is extremely simple: There's nothing to install and only a couple of steps to get up and running! Step 1: Host MirrorSync Elsewhere You will need to run MirrorSync on a separate computer from your FileMaker Server, because FileMaker Cloud does not allow the installation of 3rd party software other than plug-ins (MirrorSync is not a plug-in). Once you've launched your FileMaker Cloud instance, 360Works can host MirrorSync on a managed AWS server for just $29 a month. There are several other approved hosting providers willing to host MirrorSync as well (see documentation). Alternatively, knowledgeable Linux administrators can host on their own Linux instance with Amazon Web Services. Step 2: Enable xDBC Because there is no XML Web Publishing Engine with FileMaker Cloud, you must enable incoming access (to port 2399) on your FileMaker Cloud instance in order for MirrorSync to communicate with it using xDBC. You can do this in the AWS console, follow along with this short video: A Few Final Notes *You will want to reference our MirrorSync and FileMaker Cloud documentation for complete technical guidelines. *Users running regular FileMaker Server on a Mac or Windows computer can install MirrorSync 4 on their own server. *We've designed MirrorSync to be something that even a novice user can integrate, but we're standing by when you need more advanced help. If you just want your sync integration to be completed as quickly as possible, we're available to do the work for you directly at our hourly consulting rates. Fill out our message form for advanced help! Download MirrorSync 4
  18. Hi guys! First post please go easy on me if I ask silly questions haha! So I'm developing a FM Go app for one of my friends, now he sells things at roadshows, conventions so on and so forth. My question is, if for example, he has no Wifi/3G. How does he go about "syncing" or "uploading" the new data he has collected offline, to the database on the network in the office? Sorry if it seems unclear, I'm relatively new to this sort of thing. Thanks in advance, Sean.
  19. 360Works Portfolio Bundle: Build a complete solution in FileMaker at a fraction of the cost. Save Money The 360Works Portfolio Bundle offers the best FileMaker plug-in deal around. You receive all of the 360Works plug-ins and tools for FileMaker at 75% off the cost of the entire product suite from 360Works, saving you a great deal of money in the long run. Save Time Additionally, it saves you time by providing one, single license key to register all plug-ins and add-ons in your FileMaker solution. You even save time with updates! The Portfolio Bundle is on our Maintenance model for licensing, this means that your purchase includes 12 months of maintenance, which gives you all new products and upgrades released up to a year after your Portfolio Bundle purchase. At the end of 12 months, you may choose to renew your maintenance subscription for each additional year, for a cost of $695 (or auto-renew at $625.50). The Portfolio Bundle includes over 18 FileMaker products, some of which are exclusive to Portfolio Bundle license holders only. Here is a friendly reminder about all that it has to offer: Download products and learn more today at 360works.com/portfolio. 360Works Support Our 360Works Support Team is dedicated to your successful use of 360Works plug-ins and add-ons. If you run into issues we offer 2 free hours of technical support Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ET). Most questions can be answered at our documentation/help page and requests for support team assistance can be sent to support@360works.com Stay updated with 360Works
  20. MirrorSync gets smarter with version 1.43!   360Works MirrorSync, a FileMaker synchronization tool, has been updated to version 1.43. This version is a free upgrade for all current users, and includes new features and bug fixes. MirrorSync is easier than ever to configure, understand, and sync. We've improved the user experience to guide you in simple, plain English. Warning messages throughout are more friendly and easy to understand, and MirrorSync makes sure to double check your work. If data sets have duplicate keys, invalid date or time formats, MirrorSync now finds and shows you potential problems in your solution. We think everyone should be able to sync their solutions easily, without advanced FileMaker knowledge. In addition, MirrorSync is much more memory efficient. Throughout the sync, the server will use less memory and manage available memory much better. This release includes other features and important bug fixes. See the changelog below for details. Download and install the update at http://360works.com/mirrorsync Included in MirrorSync 1.42 If you haven't upgraded to the most recent version, MirrorSync 1.42 included better support for internal and external IP addresses, as well as separate IP addresses for multiple machine deployments. MirrorSync is smart enough to detect if you're syncing inside the network or outside of it, and automatically switching to the correct address seamlessly. Internal users will experience fast speeds within the network, and switch easily when outside of it. Full changelog Features and Improvements in 1.43 More user-friendly, readable error messages throughout MirrorSync Better memory management allows for support for initial sync of very large databases to an empty clone Switched to all numeric values when communicating with client instead of formatted strings for dates, times, and timestamps. This solves a variety of international date formatting issues. Now efficiently detects duplicate primary keys in the FileMaker database and warn the user. This has been our most frequent tech support issue with MirrorSync. Various sync speed improvements MirrorSync is now about 8 megabytes smaller by re-writing some overweight 3rd party libraries Added an ability to submit bug reports from the MirrorSync configuration utility (for bugs that occur in the setup process, not during sync) Bug Fixes in 1.43 Submitting bug reports is now more reliable Re-running a sync from a device after previous sync was canceled should now be more reliable (sometimes used to get a message that sync was still running) Fixed a case where MirrorSync sometimes ran in demo mode even after a valid license key had been registered Fixed a bug during initial sync when using UUIDs, if multiple records had been modified on the server prior to initial sync. Fixed a bug where text that contained HTML escape sequences (&quot; &gt; &lt; &nbsp; etc.. ) was not being sent correctly. Included in MirrorSync 1.42 Now supports configuration of separate internal and external IP addresses, as well as separate IP addresses for 1, 2, and 3 machine server deployments. More reliable communication over slow/unreliable networks Fixed a case where sometimes client would not send modifications to server, if the modification timestamp field was empty (because the field was just added) Located in metro Atlanta, 360Works, a FileMaker Platinum Business Alliance member, has been providing FileMaker-based solutions for 15 years. The company is a leading developer of both shrink-wrapped and custom database design solutions for clients such as NASA, Pixar, US Marines, Make-A-Wish foundation and others. The company is credited for its forward-thinking solutions, dedication and unparalleled client service.
  21. Hi, I'm hoping for some helpful advice before I tear my hair completely out! I've been tasked with finding/creating a solution to provide an offline sync to a Filemaker database hosted on a Windows 7 machine with FM Go on an iPad. I've tried GoZync but didn't find this user-friendly at all, so I want to give MirrorSync a go. I've downloaded and run the installation software but it doesn't appear to install anything, it gets to about 30% of the way through the installation, opens up a zip/jar file and then states the installation is finished. Can MirrorSync be run on a Window 7 platform that's hosting a Filemaker database? Any advice is greatly appreciated along with any other suggestions of solutions to provide offline syncing in a straightforward manner! Thanks in advance. James
  22. In case you haven't heard, FileMaker Inc. has released a new tool which allows you to create a native iOS application from a FileMaker solution. To learn more about the FileMaker iOS App SDK, read this FileMaker help article. We're pleased to announce that we have tested MirrorSync with FileMaker iOS App SDK and it is fully compatible! MirrorSync is already the easiest way to add sync to your FileMaker solution, and the process of integrating MirrorSync is no different with the FileMaker iOS App SDK. We are really excited about this new tool from FileMaker, which now allows you to: build a custom native iOS application for your client or company to use with iPhone or iPad distribute the application to users without the need to first download and install FileMaker Go distribute the application directly to user devices with Apple's Mobile Device Management (MDM) and TestFlight, used to distribute beta versions of the application There are a couple of things you will need to create your native iOS application: FileMaker Developer subscription, which will give you access to the tool itself Apple Developer subscription, which allows you to set application identification and provisioning profile used to actually deploy the application onto an iOS device A Mac with the latest version of Xcode installed: Currently the process of putting the application together can be done only on a Mac Let us know if you'd like our assistance in turning your FileMaker solution into a native iOS application - we would be happy to help! Just send a message to infobox@360works.com
  23. Hi All, Just saw on the FM website for the FM17, it doesn't support client version 14. If I want to setup a Server - Server Sync solution, Is it possible to do that between FM server 14 and FM server 17?? thanks
  24. We've taken the free FileMaker starter solutions and added FM Easy Sync. You can find them here: http://www.neocodesoftware.com/about-us/starter-sync-solutions/
  25. Hello from New FM user - Is MirrorSync a solution that would work for us? I purchased FM13 Single License and the FM solution we developed works great; but needs to be shared on 2 Macbooks and ipad. My husband, Richard (RB), is a realtor with average of 25-30 listings at any time. FM File is not too huge or complicated and I only have 1 photo per listing. SETUP/ACCESS - We cannot use FM Server or other web-based solution as we live in rural area and are on satellite with monthly usage cap of 25GB. RB and I use macbooks at home with router for sharing printers, etc. He takes his macbook into the office nearly every day and uses it there with WIFI. I do 95% of FM data entry on my macbook (I guess I am the ‘host’?). RB will occasionally update showings and contact info (preferably on macbook, but could be on ipad). VISION OF Workflow: 1. I need to update records anytime during the day (not on internet since it is sketchy) 2. RB needs to access FM file on his Mac from work or home Problem ? - Some posts say we cannot have 2 copies of the file open at one time? 3. RB could use FM Go on ipad without internet. Would like to lookup a price or show client a photo,but he has no internet or cell service since he is standing in a cornfield 4. UPDATES/SYNC - We DO NOT need to have each others updates in 'real-time". I just need to update the 3 copies every day or so. Am confused with all the options I have read about using our router, iTUNES, emailing files, jump drive, Dropbox, et al. I have also seen warnings about FM File corruption with various sync scenarios. Any other suggestions, comments welcome - Thank you! Vicki
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