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With Get(HostName) FM pulls up the computer name. FM will also get it's own login id or account name. What I need to pull the computer login id. Is there anyway to do this?

Hopefully someone can help.

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If you are talking about the windows logon user id and its not in an Active Directory environment, you will have to use some kind of VB script.

Take a look at this link

Get Windows User Name

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"With Get( HostName ) FM pulls up the computer name."

Not at all.

This function returns the name of the computer that is *hosting* the file. This is not necessarily the name of the computer that the client is using: in fact if the file is shared on another computer running FM Server, the function *won't* return the client computer's name.

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Thanks for the link and tip of using VB. If I do that, then it will not work on Apple computers, correct? Is there some way of doing this that will work on both Apples and PCs? We have both in our network.

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You will probably have to adjust your script or run either the VBScript or Applescript depending on system platform detection.

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OK, how would I do that? Sorry, I'm new at this. Will this work on FM or is this only a web publish technique?

Sorry to ask, but where do I enter this? How does script maker deal with VB & Applescript? I am assuming it does, but I just can't see where.

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It is fairly easy to get on a Mac, especially the short name. Which, by the way, you could fairly easily parse using just FileMaker, from the Get ( DocumentsPath ). But if you need the "long name" also, then I think you'd need AppleScript. It runs (very well) in a Perform AppleScript script step. But it has some peculiarities, such as that it either needs the field on the layout, or be specified by table (TO); easiest (and least breakable) to go to the layout.

SystemUser.fp7.zip

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Thanks,

One of my mac users tried this, but the fields were empty. Is there anything special we need to do?

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Did you run the script, in the Scripts menu? It won't happen otherwise. If so, what Mac OS are they running? It won't work on Mac OS 9.

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I am trying to get some other bugs worked our right now. Thanks for the help, I will come back to this.

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