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I want to trigger a script on another client machine from an iPad. A counter-person with an iPad submits an order, and inventory office sees their screen refresh with the new order. I've been doing an onTimer script, but it's a little buggy and *not fast enough*! ( I've set it for 20 seconds, more often and it gets *really* buggy. )

 

It seems like Troi Activator *may* be able to do this, but it's not clear.

 

I'm not sure if the plug-in needs to be installed on the source device, target machine, or both.

 

Any ideas on whether this is possible with Activator or something else?

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You can have the submit script fill in a '1' in a global number field (where that global field is normally '0')... then have 'conditional formatting' change an object color (eg. a large square in the background of the layout). When the order is seen, have them click a button that makes the global field '0' again, which changes the object back to normal. Filemaker updates itself in the sense that if a shared database is changed, it is changed on every computer...

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You can have the submit script fill in a '1' in a global number field (where that global field is normally '0')

 

I don't think this will work because the global field that you are referencing belongs to the current iPad session and cannot be seen by any other client machines - hence it won't influence the counter-person and they won't know there has been a change.

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