Bowers, Steven N | 29 Jul 18:24 2014

Suggestions for on-site FM training in mid-US...


A unit at The University of Iowa offering training to small-business owners in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids
area would like to periodically offer a 2-day FileMaker-development training session.  I've already
mentioned live "remote" options to them (e.g., the FileMaker 13 Training Series offered by Database
Pros) but they would prefer on-site training...ideally offered on a weekend every so often.  There are a
few developers knowledgeable in FileMaker Development here at The U of Iowa, but we don't have the
bandwidth to put together a 2-day hands-on course (and we're already working more weekends than desired
:)).  Do any of you know of and can recommend Mid-US firms that have materials together and offer such
training?  I'd like to contact a few to discuss pricing and options.

Thanks for any assistance/recommendations.

Steve Bowers
ITS - Enterprise Services
2800 University Capitol Centre
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA  52242-5500
319-335-5474  Fax 319-335-5505

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John May | 29 Jul 15:16 2014

[ANN] Point In Space Announces FileMaker Hosting Discount During DevCon 2014



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Tim Whisenant | 28 Jul 20:25 2014

RE: Server 11 on Windows 7 Enterprise

Hi Jonathan,

I am running FM Server 11 on Win Server 2008R2 with Java 6.37 installed.
Seems like I had to go this far back to get the admin console to behave
consistently. You can get to previous versions of java by signing up at
their site as a developer. 11.5 is supposed to work with Java 7 but I cannot
comment on any successes.

Tim Whisenant

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Jonathan Fletcher | 28 Jul 16:22 2014

Server 11 on Windows 7 Enterprise

I just had to install Server 11 for a client (legacy system that has already been replaced with a shiny new FMS
13 solution) so they can access their [really] old data. The computer it was running fine on had a drive
meltdown and their IT dept. set up a new Win7 install. MY job is to put FMS 11 back on it.

I cannot come up with the magic formula to get the correct Java so I can configure it through the console. 

Anyone have their notes from when they last did FMS 11 on Win7 successfully?


Böb Shockey | 25 Jul 23:55 2014


Bob Shockey and Alchemy Consulting Group are pleased to announce the release of StylŌ, the FileMaker
Pro 13 pre-visualization tool. You can see everything about your theme using the extensive reporting
capabilities in StylŌ. Design a theme using the familiar tools modeled after FMP’s Inspector. See
your different states side-by-side in the same place. Gain consistency and insight!

StylŌ is a free download. just go to to read all about it and download StylŌ!


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Bob Patin | 25 Jul 16:37 2014

OS X 10.10 Yosemite Beta 1 and FileMaker Pro 13 Advanced

I installed the Yosemite beta on one of my machines here; so far I haven’t had a single problem, either with
FileMaker or anything else for that matter. 

I’d be interested to hear if anyone has experienced any problems with it, but I’m encouraged. The next
thing I would hope is that FMI will make FM Server 13 play nicely with OS X Server 10.10, but I have no plans to
put Yosemite on any of our servers anytime soon…

Bob Patin
Longterm Solutions
bob <at>
FileMaker 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 Certified Developer
iChat: bobpatin <at>
Twitter: bobpatin
FileMaker Consulting 
FileMaker Hosting for all versions of FileMaker
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Sue Carter | 25 Jul 15:19 2014

Container Field Conversion Problem

Hi Experts!

I have an old client that was still using FM9. They have embedded pdfs 
in a container field that they can double click on to open in Adobe. 
There is no "Export Field Contents" option.

They now want to convert to FM13. The data in the field does appear in 
the V13 database but they cannot open it or export field contents. There 
are almost 10,000 records (yes it's a huge database).

Are they buggered or is there some easy or at least doable way to get 
the pdfs out. I was hoping to run a script that would save the pdf in a 
remote location and then just insert the reference into the container 
field but I have no clue how to get the pdf out of the container field.

Thanks for any insight on this matter. I've been googling for an hour 
and can't seem to find a solution.

Sue Carter
Ottawa, ON
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Jennifer | 24 Jul 15:48 2014

Custom User Agent using the webviewer

	Is it possible to change the User Agent of the webviewer?  I changed it in Safari, but it doesn't seem to
affect the webviewer.

Thank you,

	Superior Shelving Systems::::....
	The (Storage|Office|Home|Warehouse) Shelving Specialists
	Since 1984

Wire LAN Shelving:

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FM13 WebDirect - Using a custom homepage


I have received code from my customer, who wants to use a custom homepage
for WebDirect.

I have reviewed the documentation in the file "fm13_webdirect_guide.pdf",
available on the FileMaker website.

I have attempted to change the files/code, based on the instructions on
pages 26-27 of that document, with no success. This is not like the changes
previously required by IWP. Here I admit to not being an HTML expert. Can
someone please assist me? I have budget for a few hours of paid
code/logistics work/calls.



Jonn Howell
DataExperience, Inc.
Certified FileMaker Developer
dba Bootcamp for FileMaker

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Bob Minteer | 24 Jul 00:59 2014

Server Side Plugins with Filemaker Server 13

Howdy from Texas, Experts!

I was wondering of anyone has experience using plugins on the server which are used by both scheduler driven
server-side scripts AND “Run Script on Server” scripts ?

In my case, it IS possible that scripts using a specific plugin (BaseElements) may be run in overlapping
times, although NOT on the same tables for read/write but maybe some for read only.

Can anyone say whether the new Filemaker Scripting Engine creates completely separate threads for plugin
execution ?   Is there any guidance out there for safe use of server-side plugins (I can come up with unsafe
ways on my own <grin>) ? 


Bob Minteer
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John Marquardt | 22 Jul 19:56 2014

Re: FMPexperts Digest, Vol 77, Issue 43

Hi Mike,
Since you stated that there were recent changes to the network/SAN.
Check with the network admin to make sure the Filemaker Servers
are on the same subnet as the clients. If they aren¹t, you won¹t see
them by default in the ³Open Remote² dialog. You¹ll have to Add them
using ³Favorite Hosts² where you can add the correct IP or DNS name. Once
that¹s been added, a user clicks on the appropriate server and the list
of databases will appear.

>Message: 1
>Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:00:23 +0100
>From: <Mike.Scott@...>
>To: <fmpexperts@...>
>Subject: RE: Local Hosts Issue
>Message-ID: <A805F6BFE718094BB3577B4E7429DB44059087B6@...>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>John - thanks for the detailed response.
>It's a mixture of Windows & Mac (I use Windows).  I can't see Bonjour in
>Task Manager, but I've just restarted the FP13 server (via the consolde)
>and it immediately appeared in the open remote dialogue, so I assume
>Bonjour is still ok.
>The workaround I've been using for those users who are accustomed to
>accessing files via open remote is to get them to paste in the network
>file path.  Fortunately that does work.
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