Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mcyrulik

FM Download Issue

Recommended Posts

Has anyone else had issues downloading files from the website with a maintainence release link?

I try and it gets about 5 MB on any file and stops. I have tried on 6 machines on various networks.

Just curious.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did have some issues downloading it initially. I took me a few times to download it. I cleared my temp files each time that I retried.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think we narrowed it down to a firewall issue... how it happened on multiple networks, not sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just downloaded FM9A from a Maintanence Agreement Release upgrading from FM8.5A. It seemed to install OK but now I have 4 shortcut icons that launch 8.5 and I have to launch 9 from the Start dialog - All Programs.

Is it safe to remove 8.5 Adv and delete all the shotcut icons or do I need to keep 8.5 Adv?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Veronica,

I would leave the 8.5 shortcut until I had opened every 8.5 file in your solution and 'save as clone' compacted first. You can then change the default FileMaker program to open the fp7 by selecting My Computer > Tools > Folder Options > File Types, finding the fp7 and respecifying vs. 9. You can go into Advanced and Edit if both icons are identical and you are unsure which is vs. 9. :wink2:

LaRetta

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I should also mention ... you can easily keep both icons. Rename one icon as FM 8.5 and the other as 9.0. Then right-click > Properties on the 8.5 and specify THAT FM path to the 8.5 directory (you'll see how it's listed - it's easy to change). Make the other icon 9.0.

Your DEFAULT opening when you click an FM7 file will be 9 (because it has become the default in File Types) but you can still use two different icons to open either version you wish. A developer should keep both versions but there is no reason your clients need both programs. When you run an update from 8.5 to 9, the entire vs. 9 program is installed and 8.5 is no longer needed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By Justin Close
      I was doing a bit of work for a client who is running FM9 clients, connecting to a file hosted on an FM11 server.  I don't have FM9, so was doing development on FM11.  I thought I had checked out that everything was compatible, but I somehow generated a calculation that doesn't evaluate on 9, but does on 11.  The components of the calculations and custom functions used all appear to be innocuous...  I  am hoping someone here knows what I tripped up on.
      Here's the field calculation, and the 2 custom function definitions that it uses.  The entire point of this calculation is to take a mish-mash text field that they have and make it sort nicely.  For this bit I added, I'm just concerning myself with sorting some suffix numbers that occur between parentheses, e.g. 12345(A-1).
       
      Field calculation definition: Let ( [ _fileNum = Files::File Number ; //Position of 1st open/close parens, and then extract the text between them: _sParen = Position ( _fileNum ; "(" ; 1 ; 1 ) + 1; _eParen = Position ( _fileNum ; ")" ; 1 ; 1 ) ; _suffix = Middle ( _fileNum ; _sParen ; _eParen - _sParen) ; //Count the leading digits before any non-digit character, e.g. an alpha, or dash or space, etc. _count = CountPrefixDigits ( _suffix ; 0 ) ; //Remove extraneous characters (dash, space): _suffix = Substitute ( _suffix; ["-";""]; [" " ; ""] ) ; //Pad out the string to min 5 characters (helps 75-A sort next to 75): _suffix = _suffix & Left ( "!!!!!" ; 5 - Length (_suffix) ); //Reverse the character sequence (so the Code() call works out better): _suffix = ReverseString ( _suffix ) ]; _count & Code ( _suffix ) //prepend the digit count, but don't encode that count, just the rest of it ) -------------------- 'CountPrefixDigits ( aString ; aCounter )' custom function: If ( IsEmpty ( GetAsNumber ( Left ( aString ; 1 ) ) ) ; aCounter ; CountPrefixDigits ( Right ( aString ; Length ( aString) - 1 ) ; aCounter + 1 ) ) -------------------- 'ReverseString (aString)' custom function: If ( Length ( aString ) > 0 ; ReverseString ( Right ( aString ; Length ( aString ) - 1 ) ) & Left ( aString ; 1 ) ; Left ( aString ; 1 ) )  
      Thanks,
      Justin
       
    • By Tumma K
      Hello, All!

      I am an aspiring developer for Filemaker. The company I work with is stuck in the past working off of Filemaker Pro 4.1

      I was given the task of bringing us up to Filemaker Pro/Server 13. So far my conversion prototypes are successful but we recently had a layout issue that can only be fixed in versions 3-6 (as the file is an .fp3) I work off of a macbook while our network is all Windows 7. In order for me to repair the layouts without tampering our active database, I decided the best option is to repair a copy of our solutions off the network. Unfortunately, when I go to download the trial version of Filemaker Pro 6 off of the respected website, the file is corrupt! I've tried multiple times, with different extraction apps and in different directories.

      My question is;

      Does anyone know a place where I could obtain version 6 (or better yet, 4.0) for an OSX computer? I've looked everywhere!
       
      Thank you for your time,
      Tumma K.
    • By MacSig
      Hello everyone.
      How can I set the calculated value of field C to the number of records having field A equal to the value inserted to field A and field B equal to the value inserted to field B?
       
      For instance with the following situation
       
      record 1  =>  A = "house", B = "pay" 
      record 2  =>  A = "house", B = "win" 
      record 3  =>  A = "car", B = "pay" 
      record 4  =>  A = "house", B = "pay" 
       
      when I create a new record having  A = "house", B = "pay"  C should automatically be 2 (since record 1 and 4 have the same A, B.
       
      Thanks
    • By MrEddByrnes
      I'm hoping my question can have a happy ending. In the mid-90's, I purchased Filemaker 3. When Filemaker 5.5 Pro was released, I bought the update CD, which requires the user to either have FM 3 installed or to have the installation CD for FM 3. I've used it all these years, most recently with Windows XP Pro, and it has worked just fine. The databases I began with were long ago converted to FM Pro 5.5 databases.
       
      I'm still using FM Pro 5.5 on a laptop with WinXP Pro, but in 2013, I purchased a PC with Windows 8. I haven't been able to install FM 3 on it, therefore can't install FM Pro 5.5. I am retired and rarely use Filemaker, but I have a few Filemaker databases I'd like to add to my Win 8 machine. I don't feel it's worth upgrading FM for the sake of using a couple of databases.
       
      Has anyone else run into this situation and/or have a (possible) solution? Is there perhaps any other software that can read FM 5.5 databases? Thanks in advance for your help.
       
    • By bmill
      I am using a custom filemaker solution for medical office billing written with fp5 running on a mac with snow leopard. In addition, I have a patient management db (which I wrote) that is linked through pt. ID number to the billing program allowing transfer of some demographic information (name, DOB, etc).
       
      Other than being limited by hardware restrictions, the billing program serves our needs for now and upgrading to fp12 will take some time (and money).  In the meantime, I am upgrading my pt. management program to fp13 and would like to move new patient demographic information from the billing program ( fp5 running on snow leopard through Parallels) and the new pt management program ( fp13 running on OS X 10.9) on the same mac.   
       
      Ideally, demographic information would be entered once into fp5 and then a scipt would make the data available for fp13.
       
      Any ideas on how to make this work?
×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.