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  1. Hi, This is a peculiar bug which seems to have appeared with a recent Chrome update. Create a Web Viewer control with the following content: "data:text/html,<html><body bgcolor=\"#EEEEEE\">HELLO</body></html>" Then view the layout in WebDirect in Chrome. You'll notice it doesn't display anything. Remove the bgcolor and it works as expected. It also works in FileMaker. There are numerous workarounds but I can't find out how to fix it. Anyone else experienced this?
  2. On iPad, there is an unappealing gray overlay that appears about 1-2 seconds after content load in the web viewer. Tapping on the viewer makes this go away. Has anyone experienced this, and is there a way to avoid it? I have content I don't want users to interact with in some cases, and in any case, I don't see the benefit of this overlay. Screenshot attached. Many thanks! Michael Ashley update: The latest FM Go iPad update did not address this.
  3. In my FM 12 ADv app I have a button that opens a window that has the Web Viewer in it. In WV there is a simple https: URL. I do my development on my Mac. When I run the script that opens the Window and URL on the Mac everything is fast and as it should be. When I copy the same app to my Windows 7 PC it takes f o r e v e r ......................45+ seconds .................... to load. I turn on the progress bar and can see it slooooooooooooowly creep across the bottom. In both apps I am using FireFox... If I change the URL to http://www.filemaker.com it runs as expected. Is it the httpS that is the problem? If so, how do I work around this 'feature'?
  4. (spoiler alert…they should) Recently, you may have heard a lot of discussion about “HTML5″. I believe HTML5 is a game changer. It can revolutionize the way we design our FileMaker databases. I have spent many years in the FileMaker market. I believe this combination of technologies is going to lead to some of the most dynamic FileMaker Layouts that possibly we’ve ever seen. This is the inception of some very exciting and compelling things are moving forward in the FileMaker world. HTML5 has been deeply etched into the fabric of the industry as “the technology that makes rich web applications”. For my money, I am fine with it. As long as we all understand that what we hear referred to as HTML5, is really a combination of modern HTML, CSS and JavaScript combined together to make impressive applications that can be displayed in a browser. So what does this mean to us FileMaker folks? It means a great deal actually. It combines FileMaker Web Viewer Layout Object, data URLs, FMP URLs, a little bit of JavaScript, some CSS and some HTML5, put all that stuff together and you get some really compelling and imaginative things that you can do right inside the layouts in your FileMaker databases.   Granted, the HTML5 technology combination is intended for those who create pages that can be read by web browsers, in the FileMaker development environment we have the ability to GENERATE HTML5 from within our calculation engine. Then, we also have the ability to display the generated HTML5 within our layouts and even make them a fully integrated application that can allow us to do nearly endless things within our FileMaker layouts. The key to understanding how this works is the WEB VIEWER. I like to refer to the Web Viewer as: “A Calculation that results in a Web Page” After all, the Web Viewer requires an input of a calculation string that outputs either a properly formatted URL or a page of text that can be read by a browser. So, like other calculations that output Text, Numbers, Dates or even Containers, Web Viewers allow us to output a web experience that our users can interact with while in the context of our FileMaker layouts. AND, with a “localization” technique, you can generate output that DOES NOT REQUIRE web connection and CAN BE VIEWED On iPAds and iPhones! This means that even if FileMaker native layout tools and functionality do not allow you to create the user experiences that your solutions require, then embedding a web viewer and using other technologies (like HTML5) within them solves that problem. It also means adding “wow”   factor and interfaces that your users LOVE while never leaving the FileMaker layout experience. This is not just for spinning logos and wacky graphics, but for seamlessly integrating features into your FileMaker solutions that will meet requirements you previously felt were impossible. I know what you are thinking. “This sounds great, but I do not know anything about HTML5 or JavaScript“. Not a problem. Embedding HTML5 technologies into your web viewers requires nearly NO WEB EXPERIENCE and instead leverages your existing scripting and calculation skill sets along with some copying and pasting from free web resources. If you are interested in learning more about integrating “HTML5″ and FileMaker, Please make sure to attend my session at this year’s FILEMAKER DEVELOPER CONFERENCE where I present “Intro to FileMaker and HTML5″. (Click here to add it to your calendar). In the meantime, for a primer, check out the links below as well as this excerpt from my recent lynda.com video where I introduce HTML5 in the web viewer.   CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO EXCERPT   I will continue to post updates on this topic to http://www.FileMakerHTML5.com . If you would like to to be notified of updates, please follow us on twitter .   MORE FREE RESOURCES: FileMaker Go and HTML5 FILEMAKER AND HTML5 VIDEO PT 2 “DISPLAYING HTML IN THE WEB VIEWER” FILEMAKER HTML5 PT 3 “MAKING YOUR HTML DYNAMIC” FILEMAKER HTML5 PT 4 “THE PROCESS” Thanks for reading and I hope to see you in San Diego this summer! This post has been promoted to an article
  5. Hi brainiacs, Â Description of the problem is below, but the resulting question is this: Â How do I have a script in one file tell a particular window of another file to "go to record number 50" ? Â Specifics: I have a web viewer with a jquery slider (see attached image). I'm using to replicate Filemaker's record scroller. Â This will only work on a hosted file, not a file running on a local workstation. Â It works by... Â Assume the slider has a minimum value of 1 and a maximum value of 100... Â 1) User moves slider to 50% mark 2) jquery records the slider number (50) 3) jquery calls a script in the file (fmp://207.xxx.xxx.x/hosted_data_file.fmp12?script=scroll_records&param=50 Â Â Â Â Â Â - so you can see this is why the file needs to be hosted 4) "scroll_records" script moves to record number 50 Â Works nicely and means I can hide and lock the Filemaker toolbar permanently as I have all the controls a user needs in my own UI. Â BUT... try doing this using the separation model. That is... data on server, UI file on local workstation... Â Â 1) UI File: User moves slider to 50% mark 2)Â UI File:Â jquery records the slider number (50) 3)Â UI File:Â jquery calls a script in the hosted data file (fmp://207.xxx.xxx.x/hosted_data_file.fmp12?script=scroll_records&param=50 4) "scroll_records" script CAN NOT move the UI file to record number 50 because the script is in the hosted data file. A script in one file can't tell another file to scroll records. Â That sucks... Â I've tried all sorts of workarounds, but I think what has to happen is something like this... Â Have the "scroll_records" script store the record number in a field in the data file, and then somehow get the UI file to recognise that the field has been modified and then the UI file can perform a script to scroll the records. Â But how do I get the UI file to know when the field in the data file has been modified?
  6. I'm trying to put a google doc into a web viewer. When the page comes up, I'm initially prompted to log into google docs. After I submit my name and pw, I'm getting a message that says "oops, your browser doesn't have cookies enabled." I'm not sure which settings I need to adjust so that cookies are enabled and the page will be served. Any advice?
  7. I attempted to integrate the d3.js library into a FileMaker web viewer to display FileMaker data and am coming up with a mostly blank screen. I was following the very cool tutorial by Matt Petrowsky from here: http://www.filemakermagazine.com/videos/beautiful-interactive-custom-charts Anyone able to take a peek and tell me where I went wrong? thanks d3js_attempt.fmp12
  8. In this article the term "self-aware window" refers to a FileMaker window that can know in real-time whether or not it is the currently selected window, and act accordingly. We introduce a technique for allowing individual windows to calculate this, and some examples of what windows could do with that knowledge. Read the Full Article Here…
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    Hi All, I am viewing a records location through What3Words and the web viewer performs as expected on OS X 10.10.x and 10.11.x but when I put the file on OS X High Sierra the web viewer gives the error, "SSL Error, Unable to create a secure connection to the server". All connections are from the same location. Can anyone assist please
  10. I have put together what I firmly believe to be a very polished FM solution for IOS and plan to push this to Apple's App store as a first time developer quite soon using Filemaker's SDK/XCode kit. I do realise the complexity behind this, including catering for data protection during version updates, multilingual distribution, security options, etc. However, my question relates to the legality of: embedding the Web Viewer Tool in the App which, as a small feature of the App, will automatically search the internet for images based on existing field entries. using Google Maps in the Web Viewer Tool. including YouTube links, on another layout, where I have provided a feature for not only allowing the end user to store their own links to YouTube videos but also intend to pre-populate the App with links pertinent to the App's purpose. The videos would play within the app once selected. No attempt has been made to hide the fact within the App that Google and YouTube content is being used. I have searched this forum, the internet and some of Apple's and Filemaker's documentation but cannot find any clear statement as to whether such proposed usage is permissible, especially when deploying as an App Store App. The content itself (the images searched for or the videos linked to) is not embedded in the App. Also, would permission necessarily need to be sought from the creators of the pre-populated linked videos? I would appreciate any advice or reference to documentation which would help to clarify the legality of these matters.
  11. Hi all, I have a filemaker customer database and one layout includes a webviewer to display the map from google-maps for a customer's location. While the map is displayed perfectly in browse mode I am having the problem that when I print the record or enter preview mode, the content of the web viewer is blank. I have fiddled with all options in Inspector but I cannot find a way around this and am finding it very challenging! One time only, for no apparent reason it displayed correctly in preview but since then nothing - Is this a known bug? Any help would be very greatly appreciated as I'm getting ready to tear my hair out.... :-/ I am using FM Pro Advance 11 on Mac OSX 10.7.5 and this is the custom code I have in the webviewer: "data:text/html, <style type='text/css'> html,body { overflow:hidden; } </style> <html> <head> <title>NavText</title> </head> <body bgcolor='#FFFFFF' TopMargin='0' style='border:0'> <iframe width='" & GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( "WebViewer" ; "width" ) & "' height='" & GetLayoutObjectAttribute ( "WebViewer" ; "height" ) & "' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' marginheight='0' marginwidth='0' src='http://local.google.com/maps?q=" & DATABASE::Street 1 & "," & DATABASE:City" & "," & DATABASE ::Postal Code 1 & "&amp;output=embed&iwloc=0&z=17'> </iframe> </body> </html>" regards, Jeb.
  12. I'm setting a webviewer with URLs from a separate field. It works fine for most URLs, however, YouTube URLs and Vimeo URLs aren't rendering, nothing shows in the webviewer. Videos play fine if part of a page like http://cnn.com. I have the webviewer in a popover. The attached screen: - fm screen: how the URLs are formatted in a URL field - fm screen2: what the web viewer does with a youtube url - fm screen3: what the web viewer does with a cnn.com page with a video playing - fm screen4: what the web viewer set up looks like. Thanks for any insights.
  13. I´m not sure why but the WV shows the correct result in some computers and devices, but in other just shows an empty page (please see attached file with WV including code). This is the result after testings: - It doesn't work on my Mac (10.11.06) - It works on my iPhone - It works on my iPad - I works on one of my colleague´s Mac (10.12 I believe) - It doesn't work on another collegue's Windows I have attached the file with the wv, is this working for you? any clue why this is happening? any help would be very much appreciated!! WV_Table.fmp12
  14. Hi guys, Not sure if this is the best place to post it, but I've searched and can't find a solution. Is there a script step (or a workaround) to force a web view to reload? I'm currently using the Filemaker Wordpress plugin to sync various fields with a Wordpress website. Works great, but there are a few fiddly custom fields and other elements that don't work with the sync, so the user has to interact with the admin page of the Wordpress back end. It all works fairly well, except that if the script I use to update the Wordpress page runs then the web viewer to the right of the page doesn't reload, so the new information sent to the page doesn't show up. If the user then interacts with the web viewer then there's a conflict when they try to update. It's easy enough to manually reload the web viewer if you know what you're doing, but expecting users to do this is a bit tough. Does anyone know how to force a web viewer to reload its contents? I've tried just moving back a record and forward again, but sometimes the viewer caches the page. Would appreciate any help.
  15. Hello, I am trying to post ad to Craigslist in filemaker by using web viewer control. Firstly, It should login Craigslist with an account and password that will be in filemaker database. And then, the category, ad title, location, price, content etc should be filled with the data from filemaker database. Is there any way to do this? Thanks. Arnold
  16. I have a web viewer set up in my FM that displays FedEx tracking. Â Previously, using FM11, I was able to adjust the scroll bars to display the parts of the FedEx tracking I wanted to show on a printout. (Scroll to the right and down, to eliminate some of the FedEx header and sidebar.) Â This would allow my printout to show the ship date and the delivery date and tracking progress through the web viewer, as well as the order information fields I have above the web viewer. Â Since upgrading to FM12, the scrolling does not work when I print or go into the Preview mode. Â Now, when I scroll the web viewer and print (or Preview), it pushes the viewer content back to it's original position and wipes out all the info that was hidden after I scrolled the window. Â I've looked everywhere and can't find any sort of solution for this. Â I've attached files showing how it looks before scrolling, after scrolling, and then when Previewing or printing.
  17. In this article I demonstrate how you can use image maps with web viewers in FileMaker. In doing so, you can display images that, when clicked, can report the coordinate chosen back to FileMaker to handle in whichever manner you wish… Read the Full Article Here…
  18. I am not very proficient with the web viewer in fm, but I was wondering if there was a way to use the web viewer to display only the photo of the linked in profile in my contacts database? Would love to add a little 'human' to the database and we already have most linked in url associated with each contact. Thanks in advanced.
  19. Note the following article on FileMaker's website: http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/408/~/open-url-is-not-working-when-used-via-instant-web-publishing They seem to offer us only a single, rather silly, solution: tell your viewers to disable pop-up blockers. But this is 2015. Mobile devices dominate. Pop-up blockers sometimes CANNOT be disabled. And even if you can, you probably SHOULDN'T! As such, it is quite foolish in this day and age for FileMaker to not offer us a more seamless solution. Nevertheless, I am posted this problem here to see if any of you know a workaround. Some may be apt to flippantly say to me, "Just use a Web Viewer in your database." But as you know, there are times when you want the user to click a button in your database and then have the linked content only to display after they have logged in separately for that. I have that setup now, in fact. My FileMaker IWP database automatically logs everyone in because the basic content in the database is PUBLIC. But there are associated documents (PDFs mainly) that I need to make available to users of that database which need to be secured by at Password. I have that setup now, but the problem is that when the user clicks the button to access the Authentication Sheet for access to the PDFs, it is blocked on mobile devices. They won't display the content on iPhones or iPads due to pop-up blocking. And the only silly reason for this is because FileMaker is trying to open the content in a new Window/Tab rather than the EXISTING window. If it opened in the existing window, there would be no issues with pop-up blocking at all. So what is the solution for this? Thank you.
  20. Hi, Would like to use a custom google search engine, such as: https://www.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx=000620537607643025006:pi1r2a4z-2e in Filemaker. Can't get a field/search term to show up in the search engine./webviewer. Thx. David
  21. Hi Everyone! I have a problem with something that works fine in FM13, but does not work in FM14. I am using a web viewer to display a *.dwf file, which is an Autodesk file we use commonly for displaying drawings. For those who are unfamiliar, think of it as Autodesk's version of a *.pdf. I'm running Windows 7, and I have the Autodesk Design Review Software installed. When I access the file in Filemaker through the web viewer in FM 13, it displays right in the web viewer, which is what we want. If I do the same thing in FM14, however, it wants to open in the outside application. To demonstrate this, I created a stripped down version for FM13, and one for FM14, and I've included a TEST.DWF file. To use my tests, you would need to save the TEST.DWF file, and insert it as a file reference using the "Insert File Ref" button. Then, you should be able to toggle between "Show Google.com" and "Show File Ref" to demonstrate the problem. Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. TEST.DWF FM 13 Web Viewer.fmp12 FM 14 Web Viewer.fmp12
  22. When you have a webviewer in a layout as you change layout the webviewer reset it self, on mac activity app you can see the webviewer process disappear. If the webviewer is in a popup if you close the popup the process remain still up, you have to change layout if you want to close the webviewer process.
  23. I am trying to display an image (from disk) in a web viewer. The following is the calculation entered into the web viewer (by means of a calculation): data:text/html, <body> <p>Hello</p> <div> <img src="Maths_AS/Questions/q1.png" style="width: 700px"> </div> <p>Good-bye</p> </body> The text displays, but the img tag just produces a small box with an X. When I use the following in a simple html file and display it using a browser (Firefox, Chrome), it displays correctly. In both cases the file references are relative; both the FMP file and the html file are stored in the same directory, from where the image is referenced. <html> <head> </head> <body> <p>Hello</p> <div><img src="Maths_AS/Questions/q1.png" style="width: 700px"></div> <p>Good-bye</p> </body> </html> I am using Windows 10 Professional with FMP Advanced v.11. I would be most grateful for some help here! Thanks in advance Bruce
  24. Hi, I'm new to javascript, but I've made some great progress using SQL (via 2empowerFM) and JQuery to build some tables that have exactly the data, and look and feel that I'm looking for. But I cannot figure out how to navigate back from a web viewer. Is it possible to navigate back to a Filemaker TO layout for a given record being reported in the jquery table? I realize this is straight forward in a FM portal table, but it's limited compared to what can be achieved with SQL/JQuery. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Anthony
  25. I am using a Web Viewer in FMP 12 to do some Google Map routing displays. On my iMac it shows the route graphically, which is what I want. On my iPad it defaults to the mobile display showing text descriptions of turns, etc. by default. I am trying to 'coerce' the Web Viewer to show me the 'standard' non-mobile display in the iPad, while keeping the mobile option for another layout that I'll use on the iPhone. As an example, a current calculated URL for Google Maps reads as follows, and I haven't been able to find anything telling me how to coerce it to not use mobile on an iPad: https://www.google.com/local?hl=en&f=d&saddr=6536 Raven Road, Nanaimo, BC+V9V 1R1+Canada&daddr=805 - 1450 West 12th Avenue+Vancouver++V6H 1M9+Canada Thanks, David
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