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I have a network with 1 server machine and 10 client machines. Win2000 and Filemaker Server 5 on the Server machine and Win 2000 Pro and Filemaker Pro 5 on the client machines.

The server machine will receive a file and as soon as the file arrives a message needs to be sent to all client machines that a file has been received.

After someone answers the message a script will be executed to import data from the file that has just arrived.

I would like to know if someone knows a plug-in that could be used to send a pop up message to all client machines that are logged on to filemaker saying a file has arrived on the server machine and after that execute a script on filemaker client machine that answered the pop up message ?

Thanks,

LVA

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  • 4 weeks later...

I seem to remember an external script function from the FMP Server administrator plugin that comes with server that can do this, have a look there first cuz its free, more or less.

This features is used when you want to tell everyone to get off the database because it will be closing.

charles

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Even if you can get the admin plug-in to deliver a custom message to connected users, I don't think you'll be able to get it to work in both directions (ie convey their answer/s back to the server).

The Troi Activator plug-in can be configured to do this:

http://www.troi.com/software/activatorplugin.html

It works by making secure calls to FileMaker scripts on remote machines over the LAN or even the internet. With each call, a 'packet' of information can be included (which can include filenames, message text etc etc) and communication can take place in both directions. cool.gif

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