Justin Close | 4 May 23:00 2016

WebDirect - scroll jumps to top on record change

I'm having some issues with a WebDirect interface and was wondering if
anyone had some advice.  This is cross-post with
https://community.filemaker.com/thread/156137.

The short version is that our layout will always scroll to the top of the
page whenever you click between records.  There are no script triggers on
record load or anything else.  But this only happens on my system - OS X
10.9.5, Safari 9.1 or Chrome 50.  Other co-workers don't see this; but the
clients are often stuck with older systems, so who knows what they might
have.

Any ideas what's causing this?

Thanks,
Justin
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VanBuskirk, Patricia | 4 May 14:19 2016
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RE: Filemaker and Java--OFF TOPIC

This is a test to see if my email makes the post.  The last two questions I've started new never made it.

-----Original Message-----
From: FMPexperts [mailto:fmpexperts-bounces <at> lists.ironclad.net.au] On Behalf Of Mike.Scott <at> hse.gov.uk
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 4:36 AM
To: fmpexperts <at> lists.ironclad.net.au
Subject: RE: Filemaker and Java

Many thanks for the information - much appreciated.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: FMPexperts [mailto:fmpexperts-bounces <at> lists.ironclad.net.au] On Behalf Of Hans Gunnarsson
Sent: 03 May 2016 12:35
To: Filemaker Experts
Subject: Re: Filemaker and Java

I solved this issue by using a remote connection to the server where FM server is running.
I then run the console on the server taking care not to upgrade the server machine above the requirements of
my currently running FM server version.

Also by “outsorcing” the console to it’s respective server machine I have less worries when
upgrading the client machines.

Kind regards
Hans


> On 3. maí 2016, at 10:01, Mike.Scott <at> hse.gov.uk wrote:
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Christian Schmitz | 4 May 14:15 2016
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[ANN] MBS FileMaker iOS SDK Extension 0.1

Nickenich, Germany - (May 4th, 2016) -- MonkeyBread Software today is
pleased to announce MBS iOS SDK Extension 0.1, the first extension
available for FileMaker's iOS SDK used to create branded iOS apps based on
FileMaker Go. 

Currently we have no plugin SDK for FileMaker iOS SDK or FileMaker Go, so
we can't port our MBS FileMaker Plugin with over 3900 functions to iOS. But
we created a different way to add a few useful functions for iOS SDK. The
result is this new library for you!

By installing our library into your iOS app, you can now use 4 new commands:

version: Shows version of the extension.
events.authorize: Asks iOS for permissions to access calendars.
events.newevent: Creates a new calendar event for the calendar on iOS.
events.newreminder: Creates a new reminder.

We may add more commands in the future based on feedback of users.
So far this works fine for creating events/reminders in our iOS SDK based solutions.

Download:
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/MBS%20FileMaker%20iOS%20SDK%20Extension.dmg

Please try and provide your feedback to use. If you need assistants, help
of custom functions, we are available for hire. This extension is currently
provided as-is without cost. 

Greetings 
Christian Schmitz 
Monkeybread Software
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Charlie Abrams | 3 May 20:15 2016

Importing XML without a stylesheet

I’m working on a solution where a .xml file’s extension is renamed .txt via applescript so it can be
imported into a text field in FileMaker 14.  From there we just need to parse through it for a few attributes. 
Odd is that it there are alternating empty lines that are created.  I can copy/paste into a text editor and
the empty lines disappear.  I can always script to remove the empty lines but I’m wondering if anyone has
seen this before.

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Jeffrey R. Gorman | 3 May 18:11 2016

Grumble regarding finds

Hi All

Just a grumble regarding finds.  I have a database with a numeric field.  The client wants to find all the
records where the field does not contain a whole number.  It’s irritiating that there’s no way to do
this without creating either a calculated field or a script I don’t need.

Best,
Jeff

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Charlie Abrams | 3 May 17:39 2016

Determining if search criteria is empty

Experts -

I’m taking users to find layout.  It has several fields for the criteria.  I’m wondering if there is a way
to determine if any criteria has been added to the fields.  The reason is that if nothing is entered, I do not
want all of the records to show.  I suppose I could determine if each individual field isempty but I was
wondering if there are other methods or a function that makes this easier.

Thanks in advance.

Charlie Abrams   |   Systems Administrator/Developer

Stevenson Color, Inc.   |   SGSco   |   535 Wilmer Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45226
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Mike.Scott | 3 May 12:01 2016
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Filemaker and Java

Hi Experts

My pc has been upgraded as part of a pilot group and as a result acquired Java 8 Update 74.  The Filemaker
console wouldn't start, displaying the message:

The FileMaker Server Administration Console requires Java 6 or later.
Click here to install Java

I've uninstalled Java 8 Update 74 leaving Java 6 Update 39 and things are now back to normal.  Does anyone know
if this is a known issue?

Regards

Mike
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Christopher Bailey | 2 May 23:18 2016

Custom Layout Privs --- performance hit?

I'll be doing some testing on this, but if anyone has any experience, let
me know.

I'm working on a system has fairly simple privilege sets . . basically no
custom privileges for layouts, scripts, or anything like that.

I want to add 1 privilege set that will be severely restricted . .
basically for 1 user that we want to only use a small handful (out of a
very large total number) of layouts.  The restrictions would be very
simple:  you can use layouts XYZ, and no other layouts.

So what I am wondering is . . . . this wouldn't create the dreaded
performance hit that custom security privs sometimes create, would it?

I am NOT doing anything with record access, and nothing is based on a
complex dynamic calculation (allow ABC, if state PDQ is true).

So I think this would not cause a performance issue.

Correct?

Thanks,
Chris Bailey
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Fitzgerald, Theodore C | 2 May 19:52 2016
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Creating accessible PDFs in FileMaker

Experts,

We've been tasked with making some PDFs that are generated in one of our FileMaker solutions accessible (as
in section 508 / WCAG 2.0).

Does anyone have plugins, tools, or resources they use to make accessible PDFs?

Thanks!

Ted

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Eric Scheid | 30 Apr 11:05 2016
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Re: Finding "similar" email addresses

On 29 Apr 2016, at 9:13 pm, Keith M. Rettig <krettig <at> multirater.com> wrote:
> So we have 55,000 loyalty accounts that folks use to check-in at the kiosk (encouraged by getting a free
code if you buy more than 10 times in a given month).
> I would like to find the accounts that were created because the user typed poorly on the interface and
didn’t check their typing while at the kiosk.

You could try calculating the Levenshtein distance - it is the number of 1 character additions, deletions,
or substitutions that are needed to convert one string into another.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levenshtein_distance

And look, someone has written a custom function:

https://www.briandunning.com/cf/965

enjoy.

e.
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John Young | 29 Apr 20:37 2016
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Re: Extrating text from PDF

Hans,  

If you have Acrobat x or current version, not Acrobat Reader, you can extract sections of a PDF document, by
highlighting the section you want to extract, go to FILE and create a new PDF of your selection.  Then you
should be able to build a script in FM to go to the new PDF copy the text and paste it into a text field of your FM database.

John ….

 
On Apr 29, 2016, at 2:45 AM, Hans Gunnarsson <hjgunn@...> wrote:

> Thank you Chaim
> 
> If I need to go that way I have Read Iris which is also an OCR application.
> So rather than doing it “in the cloud” I would perhaps do it locally on my machine. 
> 
> I’m looking into a method that can take around 100 PDF files a year 
> extract the text from them
> Split each file into articles
> Create one FM record per article containing the article
> 
> In order to make the lot searchable in FM
> 
> Kind regards
> Hans
> 
>> On 29. apr. 2016, at 08:58, Chaim Bacon
<cbacon@...> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Hans,
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