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As there isn't a thread about this I thought I'd post about this annoying bug as it affected me and I thought I had a corrupt db.
The issue seems to be that when editing layouts with certain summary parts in FileMaker 19.1.2 it changes the way that the layout is configured, so that a DDR created in FileMaker 18+ (at least) crashes FileMaker Pro and fails to create the DDR.
Some points from my testing:
Creating a DDR without selecting 'Layouts' works fine. 'Save a Copy as XML' works fine. It seems that running Recovery or compact/repair in 19.1.2 also introduces the issue. I don't know if running this in 19.0.1 fixes the issue but worth trying. Claris are aware of the issue and have stated that "The FileMaker file is not corrupted in this case and you can continue to use the file without issues". The workaround is to rollback to 19.0.1 on any machine used for development and rebuild any layouts edited in 19.1.2 (deleting all objects and pasting from a backup worked for me). Also a recovery might work in 19.0.1.
The "swiss army knife" plug-in is now compatible with iOS App SDK 19 and can execute macOS and Windows system scripts asynchronously
Prague, CZ -- June 23, 2020 -- 24U Software announces the version 3.1 of 24U Toolbox Plug-In for FileMaker, toolbox of the most useful calculation functions for daily use. This update adds compatibility with iOS App SDK 19 and makes it possible to execute macOS and Windows system scripts asynchronously (without waiting for result).
Version 3.1 brings:
Function Toolbox_DoSystemScript can be called asynchronously Support for iOSAppSDK 19 added Fixed issue when 3 or more serial numbers are registered which caused FileMaker to freeze Compatibility and performance fixes
About 24U Toolbox Plug-In
24U Toolbox Plug-In is a robust FileMaker Pro plug-in which allows FileMaker Pro databases to:
Execute FileMaker or System shell scripts to automate tasks inside/outside of FileMaker Pro Execute SQL commands to develop faster and keep your solution clean Match & replace regular expressions to find & replace text fast using patterns Merge data values into text while maintaining styling to quickly and easily apply templates Lookup DNS name for IP & vice versa to find out who is connecting from wher Get current public IP to know more about clients and discover potential security attacks Define global keyboard shortcuts to avoid unnecessarily excessive use of script triggers Obtain precise microsecond timestamps to measure nearly unmeasurable chunks of time Get the type of a FileMaker variable to let your scripts make the right decisions Share variables between databases to avoid creating too many external data sources Get rich text as HTML to generate crystal clean HTML and CSS Support for iOS App SDK and FileMaker Cloud makes the plug-in work on the whole FileMaker Platform
System Requirements and Compatibility:
24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.1 requires any Intel Mac since 2008, 2048 MB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, FileMaker Pro 15. Recommended is any Intel Mac, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced or newer (including FileMaker 19).
1 GHz processor, 2048 MB RAM, Windows 8.1 and FileMaker Pro 15 are minimum requirements for using the plug-in on the Windows platform. 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM, Windows 8.1 or newer, FileMaker Pro 16 Advanced or newer (including FileMaker 19) are recommended.
For using 24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.1 with iOS are required macOS 10.12, FileMaker Pro or Pro Advanced (for creating FileMaker solutions), Xcode8 (Swift 3.0), iOS 10.0, developer.apple.com account (for testing and deployment on device) and FileMaker iOSAppSDK 18
Availability and Pricing
24U Toolbox Plug-In 3.1 is immediately available for download free of charge as a fully functional 14-days trial version, which can be activated after purchasing a license. Licenses for 24U Toolbox Plug-In start at US$49 per user, $499 per server. Volume discounts are available for 5 or more users. iOS app licence for Toolbox Plug-In starts at US $499 for up to 20 users.
More information: https://www.24usoftware.com/Toolbox/
About 24U Software
With customers in 75 countries and 29 years of experience with the Claris FileMaker platform, 24U excels in developing new or taking care of existing custom apps, optimizing their performance, identifying and resolving potential issues and liabilities, improving reliability, stability and scalability, integrating them with other systems including various hardware devices, and extending them beyond expectation.
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Hi. I had a really weird problem last night that was pervasive through all files I was working on, served, local, and even a new file I created to try to test the issue. It was totally crippling and driving me crazy. I had gone into a script and selected the Go to Layout command, but when I tried to select a layout, none appeared, even though there were plenty of layouts in the table. I dismissed it as a temporary glitch and tried a Set Field command, needing to set a field to a calculation, and again, found the system locked up in such a way as I had never seen before. It would not let me enter a calculation! I closed and re-opened the file. No dice. I restarted Filemaker. Nope. I rebooted my entire computer. Nope. I tried working on a local file. Still - no layouts could be chosen in ANY file! I tried making a *new* file. Nope! I was desperate, and just about posted asking for help when I thought to disable all plug-ins, just to make sure, and voila - that did it. As soon as I disabled the 360Works FTPeek and 360Works WebAssistant plugins, full functionality in the script workspace was restored! I thought maybe it was just a coincidence. I re-enabled the plug-ins and checked again. It still worked, with the plug-ins re-enabled, so - maybe I was just having a bad day, but then when I went back in this morning, again - with the plug-ins re-enabled, again - I couldn't select any layouts or make any calculations in Script Workspace, so right away I disabled the plug-ins, again, and again, that fixed it, so I'm pretty sure there's something going on with the plug-ins. I also had 360Works Email installed, but had disabled it the day before any of this started to test functionality on the server, so that one was never enabled, and that's probably the first time I've ever disabled that one while still having the other's enabled. Other than that, I haven't changed anything about my system for quite awhile. I'm actually running 16, so maybe this won't be a problem when we upgrade to 17, but for anyone else who hits this roadblock - disable your plug-ins.
By john renfrew
This has long been an issue, I have no idea why it happens and it is making life quite difficult
Win Server 2012 FMS 16 (current but this happens on other configurations)
With ScriptMaster installed
run a script which resets the server ( SMReset) and then loads jars and functions return to you the result of SMGetRegisteredModules and show it in a dialog box
run another script on the server which just returns to you the result of SMGetRegisteredModules and show it in a dialog box
dialog 1 SHOWS the modules you installed
dialog 2 is EMPTY
fmsadmin restart fmse
do the above again, same result
this means you can not do a test on the server to see if a particular function is loaded before you want to use it.... in fact there is no test you can do to see if the ScriptMaster has fallen over as far as I can tell.
I am sure I’m missing something simple, but for the life of me I can’t figure this out. I have a database with tickets. What I want is when a new ticket is created I want to see a popover (see attached) then I want the user to type in the top box and as they type I want to filter the list below (a portal) and once they client is shown they would select it and a ticker is created for the client. I sound a script and modified to fit my needs but can’t get it to work. Can someone stretch a helping hand?
BTW the filtering is working but its not reflecting in the popover its reflecting on the layout.
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