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We currently run FileMaker Pro 4.1v3 on our home PC on Win95. My teacher wife needs this specific version to prepare a digital report cards for her class. Everyone in her school board must run this version.
I however wish to purchase and install Filmaker Pro version 5. Can I install v5 separately on my PC without disturbing the files and Windows Registry for 4.1v3? Can the two versions run separately on one PC?
Does anyone have any experience with this or tips to offer?
Awhile back I post a query about incompatibility issues with MacOS 9 and FMP Server 3.0. It appears that under some circumstances FMP Server 3.0 has an Disk op problem with OS 9 causing the FMP Server to crash unexpectedly. I have found a solution.
Using a utility like AppDisk [pay your shareware fees its really worth it ] to create a RAM disk and loading your db files into RAM will eliminate the problem.
AppDisk will also auto save to disk at regular intervals, so you won't lose data if you have a system crash.
Our server was crashing almost daily under normal load before installing the RAM disk. It's 3 weeks after the install and not one crash even under heavy loads.
The username says it all...rookie.
Working in FM4Pro, developing on a Mac and porting to PC.
I'm trying to do a simple sign-in roster, where users enter their user ID, hit OK and are logged in, date/time stamped, and set active (an entry in Timein field). Users are stored in the employee database. New users will set up a new record (userid, firstname, lastname, and orgid) in the employee database as part of the log in. When they log out, all users just enter user ID and the program pats 'em on the bottom, says goodbye, and calculates the amount of time on. Simple.
Except when I ported it from the Mac to the PC, it began to fall apart. F'rinstance:
--The login screen wouldn't zoom to 75% on startup, even though the script is identical to what worked on the Mac.
--Part way through a trial run of current users, it wouldn't log out, but kept logging them in, or vice versa (out, but not in)
--New users weren't led to the data entry screen when they weren't found in the employee database.
I think it's a procedural issue, but I can't put my finger on the problem.
Printing out the scripts to check the Find parameter(s) is tedious (is there a better way?).
The Find parameters have changed without my help, apparently on a Paste Date function. Should that happen?
Comments invited; Thanks!!
By Sharky K
I have a dutch mac news site: http://mactag.cjb.net/ running on FileMaker Pro.
My question is: can I make with Filemaker Pro a kind of message board so people can post comments on news posts?
An other question is: Is it possible to make a search so that you must type in both search fields? (it is maby a little bit odd but i want to make that you get a kind of login/password and when you type them right you will find your own records.)
[This message has been edited by Sharky K (edited June 18, 2000).]
I'm using Filemaker Pro 4.1 Web Companion to publish my Filemaker database on a standalone Mac using all the default setting TCP/IP port 80 ..etc. When I try to access the database using a search button I get an error message "The attempt to load file:///..../FMpro failed" . It appears that it can't find the Filemaker Program yet it's in the same folder as the web page I'm using.
Any ideas what I' doing wrong.
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