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Hi everyone,

I want to run a script on FM Server 8 automatically after hours. It is a report that is supposed to be done at the end of the day but people keep forgetting. I didn't think I could make it run when the file closed because different people run it and if someone is still inputting data I don't want it to run. Can this be done? I have looked through the help menu and it mentions script files. I don't know what they are. I did a search in here on script files and it found pretty much every post that mentions the word script or file. Can anyone help me?

Thanks in Advance

Mike

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You can still call the script when the file closes, as you first thought. But at the top of the script, put in a test...

- if[get(usercount)>1]

- exit script

- end if

- //rest of your end-of-day script

This will mean it only runs when the LAST person closes the database.

:-)

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Awesome, thank you. One question though. If I have server set to disconnect someone who is idle, will that cause a problem. Meaning if one guy still has it open and leaves without closing it, when the server kicks him off will it trigger the script?

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FM Server 9.0 can now run ScriptMaker script inside FM files as a scheduled process. With older versions this had to be done with a "drone" computer running FMP.

The only proviso is that the script must be IWP-compatible.

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