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Found 151 results

  1. Save as PDF

    Has anyone found a workaround for Save Records as PDF in web direct? I know this feature is incompatible with direct scripting and I've been trying to think of a workaround. This feature would be great and is needed to generate any sort of reasonable reports, but I've had not luck scripting a workaround so far. Help!
  2. WebDirect display problems

    I have a FileMaker server 13.v10 database solution that changed somehow during development and now does not display several WebDirect objects properly. For starters, the text shows up as white on a white background, which it did not do before. We have been and are using the Cool Grey theme. Other problems with display: 1. 3 value lists will not display: One a regular list from a set of values, another list from a related layout, and a third a filtered list from another layout. Another value list works normally 2. A picture in a container field (locally stored, not external yet) does not show. 3. A filtered, sorted portal does not show the records, nor are they accessible in the portal. The filtering and sorting are straightforward. We have tried several things to correct the issue: 1. Made a new layout, grouped everything together and paste it on the new layout. 2. Made a new layout and made the fields and portal from scratch. 3. Simplified and changed the relationships to the portal 4. Substituted simplified relationships for the value lists (just for testing. 5. Tried the db on FM Server 16 and made most of the changes above, nothing was different. 6. Used Dropdowns, Popups, and radio buttons, no change in behavior 7. We had FMDiff examine the db for corruption, but they found no problems, so file corruption is not an issue. We also compacted the db in order to reindex all indexed fields, but that did not help. Everything works fine using FM client. Only WebDirect has problems. A photo showing the problems on WebDirect is attached, as is a photo showing the fields properly displayed in FileMaker Client. Please forgive the look and feel; the photos show the layout as we made changes and are troubleshooting. Has anyone seen this before? Do you have any ideas how to fix it? Thanks for your help.
  3. I have a web direct solution which has the opening script which starts with these commands: Show/Hide Toolbars [Lock;hide] Show/Hide Menubar [Hide] Yet when I launch it, the toolbar shows up for about 1-2 seconds as the app launches. This looks really ugly and unprofessional. Is there any way to truly hide the toolbar from showing?
  4. I have a client that just moved from FM 9 to FM 13. This is a school that has many teachers that used the database via IWP, so now they're using WebDirect. FM 13 is new for me, and I'm not a Windows person. So far, I haven't done any modifications of the layouts that were used via IWP. Other than the error below, everything seems to be working. I've just gotten reports that users are unable to copy text in Word and paste it into a database text field, if they use the 'control-v' keyboard command. They are running Windows 8, and a variety of browsers (Explorer, Chrome, Firefox). I had them try it via the browser 'edit' menu, and they were successful. I have Windows 7 on a virtual machine on my mac, and the keyboard shortcuts work for me. Does anyone have any idea what might be happening here? I've searched, and haven't found anything related to this on the internets. Many thanks in advance!
  5. The first line of my startup script is hiding the toolbar but it appears 1-2 seconds before it disappears. Any way to avoid this ?
  6. Hi Ok, so we have just completed the set up of our test FM13 server and the application is being accessed via webdirect. I have tested it on Chrome (as our managed image only runs IE8 at present), and I get a login dialog whuich i have to enter my network credentials into. Currently the application is secured by three different Active Directory groups based on the access level of the user, and the users would really like to know if it's possoble for them to not have to sign in? The third party provider who set this up believed it was possible, but as WebDirect is new, there doesn't seem to be much info available. I've searched the user guides and they all mention SSO with ODBC, but I am pretty sure this doesn't apply here. Can anyone tell me if what we need is possible, and if so how? Thanks Martin
  7. I have an FM solution where the checkbox is minimized to its width and in webdirect it still shows the "1". FM: http://cloud.zerobluetech.com/image/1B2z1J353L1O Webdirect: http://cloud.zerobluetech.com/image/421H1Q2i171g Then I went down in font size and at 18 it actually works, with a width of 20. Just wanted to let you guys know. The other thing is a button on a portal row. It fits perfectly well in FM and works. In webdirect I had to put it in the front and remove the fill color.
  8. In FMS13v5, I have a solution which at one point requires the user to relogin using the [Guest] account. If I script it as follows: Re-Login[] Set Variable ($err = Get(LastError) Show Custom Dialog ("Error = " & $err) As long as the user chooses the Guest button on the Re-Login dialog, it works fine, and Err= 0, and the account changes to [Guest]. If I script it as follows: Re-Login[No Dialog] Set Variable ($err = Get(LastError) Show Custom Dialog ("Error = " & $err) Then I get Err=5 (Command is invalid) and the account privilege does not change to the [Guest] account. I tried some variations on the Re-Login user and password parameter, such as ReLogin user = "[Guest]", password = "" ReLogin user = "", password = "" ReLogin user = "", password = (blank) but none of these seem to work (I get Error 212, Invalid user account and/or password). Help?
  9. In my WebDirect solution, I often do something like this for creating data in a non-related table. I'm curious if anyone knows which method is faster? Creating then closing a new (virtual) window: FreezeWindow New Window Go to layout XXX New Record Set field Set field Close Window Navigating layouts: FreezeWindow Go to layout XXX New Record Set field Set field Go to layout (original layout) The reason I prefer the New Window solution is that it doesn't affect the state of the current window. The second solution, by contrast, can affect things such as the layout mode, selected field or portal row, portal scroll position, etc.
  10. Hi, I'm trying to get my mind around using layouts with WebDirect. See the pic below. The layout is relatively tight at around 750 pixels wide. https://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/33a4adaf-8a19-4046-b35f-b2c77214510b/84064a9fc2cf6f65d01eb175c00d4cad However when viewed in WebDirect it really wants to go wide with it. I'm not sure how to constrain it to something more manageable: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s2/sh/80385469-2833-4c6d-89ac-a94da6d0f6ec/64e56cf9f922952410d8bd4f68570b20 Any suggestions? Thanks
  11. WebDirect URL editing

    We have been struggling to deal with the fact that anyone can manually edit the WebDirect URL to gain access to things that they normally wouldn't, from IWP or even Client versions. Is there any way to disable this glaring security flaw in WebDirect? Ideally, there would be a switch we could enable or disable to mask the URL (similarly to IWP) or not, as desired. Currently, here are the workarounds we've come up with: /fmi/webd#<database>&lay=<layout name>&viewstyle=<form/list>&record=<record number>&mode=<browse/find> 1) Database: Technically not an egregious security hole, since you should have all your databases secured with login authentication anyways. This is fine. 2) Layout: A huge problem, with many potential kludgy partial solutions. Part of what complicates this is that changing the layout name to a layout of another table will set them at record number 1, full found count. For reference, the only direct way to stop them from going directly to a layout is to remove it from the user's security privileges. Here are some solutions we've bandied about (none of them are foolproof and/or easy to implement in a large existing solution): a) Using custom security options, lock the first record of every table, so that WebDirect users have no access to them. Combine with locked down toolbar and menu to effectively lock a user from seeing data they shouldn't. Downsides are obvious if the user actually needs to access the first record of a table. Also, this might not effectively stop all button scripts from firing and causing problems. b ) Name each layout with a long string of numbers and letters, making them unguessable. Downsides for developers is the obvious horror of maintenance on such a solution, and nothing stops the user from copying the layout name from one session into another. c) Using custom security options, lock every record for WebDirect users, on the condition that Get(LayoutName) = $$CurrentLayout, AND make sure ALL scripted layout navigation includes the appropriate Set Variable step. Downsides include a lot of work for large systems (less work if all navigation is funneled through a specific script or set of scripts). The ideal fix for this is to either a) disallow layout access to layouts not listed in the layout list, or b ) allow calculation engine-driven layout permissions, as done with records and fields. 3) Viewstyle: Manually edit all layouts accessible to WebDirect users to remove either form or list view, as desired. This is easily done, but a tedious and repetitive task for very large systems. Also, requires each accessible layout to be single-function, or else a user might be able to see a list view when you are not ready for them to. 4) Record number: Hide and Lock (locking is important) the toolbar. As long as it remains hidden AND locked at all times, the WebDirect users cannot manually jump to another record. 5) Mode: In layout mode, select all layout objects, and set them to non-modifiable in Find mode (or Browse mode, if that's your desire). Repeat for EACH accessible layout. This will not stop users from entering Find mode, but it will stop them from doing anything in it that you do not want them to.
  12. Hi all I have a layout with a portal and the portal isn't displaying any records. I've tried changing the theme (based on solution I read on another thread here). What am I missing? P.S: I'm a beginner, so excuse the blind ignorance.
  13. Good morning. I apologize for my english by google translate. I created for the first time in years a db to use a browser, with FMwebdirect. Known but some flaws that I did not expect given the experience I had with FM and I do not know what to depend on. 1-not work drag and drop images, if the load by the "insert in the container" from my mac it does, from the client pretends to load and then does not display images. Even to win. 2-The first screen is made with navigation icons, perfectly visible in local, disappeared from the web version. Whether they are png or jpg. Using FM 13 advanced, the client have server and 10 accesses thanks for your help ps Attaching screenshot that gives when I try to move an image from one container into a portal to a card: says "select a valid file to be uploaded"
  14. Is there a way to change the browser window title of the login prompt that appears when you are redirected to "http://website/fmi/webd?" The default title is "Filemaker WebDirect". 20mb image hosting
  15. Hi, I am going to migrate my FileMaker server from one server machine to another and I am in the process of testing the transfer. However following the test transfer I have discovered that accessing database files in the new server via WebDirect is not functioning properly. I wonder if the community can offer some advice? Normally upon entering the hyperlink (i.e. <host>/fmi/webd/), I would be presented the default WebDirect screen asking for my credentials before presenting me with the list of database files available. However when the files are hosted on the new server, I only get the default WebDirect screen but no requests for my credentials and no database files are displayed. I also tested access using the server machine's own web browser via localhost/fmi/webd/ but got the same result. On the other hand, I have tested access via FMP and FMG and they are all working fine. I'm at a lost as to where the settings went wrong or where to start with, and I would really appreciate if the community can offer some advice and suggestions. Many thanks for your time and help. The MacGuffin
  16. Our jurisdiction is exploring options on providing public access to certain information within Filemaker. We do not have a PHP designer on staff, and the third party estimates we are getting for this work has been quite a bit higher than we anticipated. I will likely be leading this project for the foreseeable future, (I am the in house FM coordinator), with almost zero web development experience. My question: is WebDirect an option I should even consider, given it's limitations? We have a CMS website developed and hosted by a third party, and our IS department is on board with helping in anyway they can. I know that WebDirect is not a long term solution, due to the concurrent use license cost and limitations (50 users) - but it seems that it might allow me to do a "proof of concept" fairly quickly, find out how citizens use the service, and then we might just be able to justify the costs for full development. Thoughts?
  17. Hello. I have an a solution with some web direct layyouts for my customer. In On Open file script, when customer enter the layout will create a global variable $$Loginname and after that on all layouts they should see only their records related to the $$Loginname. Right now i use a portal with filter Customer = $$Loginname. Question: What is faster? List view with script on enter that will find related records or portal with filter. Really the problem is that my customer have a big latency( because they live in Russia, and my server in China) and when they scroll portal there always an a processing bar in center of browser. Or you have other options? Thank you.
  18. Webdirect does not seem to respect the aspect ratio of a video (at all). It resizes it to the dimensions of the container field both horizontally and vertically. Turning auto-resizing off is no solution either, because different movies have different aspect ratios - it's impossible to size the container field to match all movies stored in it. Does anyone know a cure for this...? See images attached. PS: the obvious is a given - "maintain original proportions" is checked. PPS: I just installed FMS 14 and FMP 14 to see if maybe they resolved this. Go figure... sometimes I really wonder. REALLY wonder.
  19. hi all,   the situation: - users should log in to a file via webdirect and get their appropriate values displayed - they should "just" click a link in an email - i was searching the documentation and forums but couldn't find an answer to…   the question: - is it possible to call a script with parameters in webdirect similar to the fmp:// call? - if so, what is wrong with this url: www.myfmserver.com/fmi/webd#fmEvent?script=redirect&param=CEDFFF2F-3932-4405-92BB-7FBE035ED89F with the solution called "fmEvent" the script called "redirect" and the param being an uuid "CEDFFF2F-3932-4405-92BB-7FBE035ED89F"   anyone an idea? TIA pixi
  20. Hi - I'm using filemaker pro advanced and working with webdirect layouts, But I do not find URL to see the filemaker layouts on Browsers. Is it possible to see this pages without hosting fm application to fm server. Thanks in advance for your reply
  21. Has anyone had any trouble with value lists displaying in web direct? I have a value lists from an external data source that will not display. I have tried it as a popup menu, a drop down menu, radio button set, and in a popover button with radio buttons. Then I have another value list that is also from an external data source but defined from a field and it loads.
  22. How many users in simultaneous

    Hello I would like to know how many users can access my web direct in simultaneous. I read somewere only 5 users can access the database on remote mode. This can be aplyed to web direct? Thanks
  23. I'm trying to find out if its possible to create a web based FileMaker 13 solution (WebDirect) where I can remotely upload files to the db and someone else can remotely download those files. All the reading that I have been doing with regards to WebDirect doesn't touch on containers at all. Is this scenario possible and what would be the basics of making it happen (how to initiate an upload or downlaod, contain setup, etc) Jason
  24. Hi would like to have a url load my ebay purchasing history . It needs a username and password so how do i set this up in the web viewer so the page loads automatically. Is this the best way to do it. Thanks Col
  25. I'm looking to setup a solution for sales reps via WebDirect to where each sales rep can login but only be able to view records assigned to them. How difficult would this be to setup? Right now I have a layout that has a drop down with each sales rep name. Could I make additional layouts and have some sort of identifier for each sales rep and then when they log in with their user, that user is only allowed access to that layout/records?

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