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How do I get my buttons to work on the web? someone responed to another message to use "custom publishing" but i am not sure what they mean. Can any explain how I can get this to work?

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the only buttons that work on the web is "Go To Layout" buttons. Until you upgrade to 5.5 that is. They have some more things that work (not sure which ones) but it's still very limited. Custom publishing means you build your own website that talks to FM using CDML, LDML, or XML. CDML being the most popular for now.

But what is it you need done?

Jeremy

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  • 2 weeks later...

I have the same problem. I have a form with a button that launches a script that launches my browser with an URL.

But when I publish this in the web, with Web Companion, the button doesn't appear. I use instant publishing. I haven't tried with custom pages, but I don't think I must do it.

Could you help me with this?

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1. Running a script over the web using FMPro 4 or 5 is fraught with problems. Unless you have a workaround you will have the potential to encounter severe problems.

2. The buttons which you place on your db solution layouts are ineffective vis a vis Instant Publishing.

SIMPLIFY ...

Keith

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dmerino wrote:

"I have a form with a button that launches a script that launches my browser with an URL."

Keith is very knowledgable on FileMaker, scripts and the web and he's quite right that you don't need a script to make this work from a web page. Once you start using custom publishing, this stuff gets easy. Just embed Filemaker fields into the html to make links:

<P><A HREF="http://[FMP-FIELD: url]" TARGET=BLANK>[FMP-FIELD: linkdescription]</A></P>

please mail me if you need an example

regards, Jeff

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You can create really stunning by embedding fields and other CDML-tags into standard HTML coding (like the example above).

Just saying this so that anyone who haven't tried have to give it a go!

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