Rhys Twitty | 29 Aug 01:34 2014

Manual(s) for FM Server 13 set up?

I have been tasked with being the sys admin for FM Pro 13 at a non-profit.
Need a lot of help setting up FM Server, adding/configuring clients, and
internet access via WebDirect. They have licenses for 1 FM Advanced
connection (me) and 5 concurrent connections + Server. I installed the
Server to a dedicated machine and enabled WebDirect. No local network
connections; everything will be browser accessible. This is my first server
install and FM administration job.

I am a very linear person so am looking for something on the order of an FM
Administrator's Manual or an article on same. Does anything exist?  I have
the *FM Missing Manual* but it is focused on users, not setup. None of the
support docs I have seen at the FM website, so far, take you from
download/install to releasing it for the users. Have tried gleaning what I
need from various videos and pdf's but they leave gaps in the process as I
understand it. I promise undying gratitude to anyone who can solve this
dilemma.

*Rhys Twitty*

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Fitzgerald, Theodore C | 28 Aug 22:32 2014
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[OFF] PHP / FileMaker developer job opening at the University of Iowa

All,

The Enterprise Services Application Development group at the University of Iowa is looking for a web
application and database solutions developer with some FileMaker expertise.

The ideal candidate will have experience with PHP web development as well as FileMaker development.  Many
of our PHP applications are built with FileMaker as the backend.  Some of the tools we use to accomplish this
are the CodeIgniter PHP framework and FX.php.  We also administer FileMaker Server for hosted campus
solutions, so experience with FM Server is a plus.  Those with experience in other languages or general
database development with a desire to work in PHP and FileMaker are still encouraged to apply.

You can view the full job posting here:  https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/64991

If you know anyone who might be interested, please forward this on to them!

Thanks,

Ted

Application Developer
ITS-Enterprise Services
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University of Iowa
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Brent Hedden | 28 Aug 21:16 2014

Suggestions for FMP/Word integration

I've got a project that will integrate FM data with M.S. Word documents.

I've seen a few different options available, and wanted to solicit some opinions on what might be the best
course of action.  For now, I'm looking at a single pre-populated Word document/template that needs to
pull data from a particular FM record, fill in a few merge type 'fields', and then save the file somewhere. 
All evoked from a script/system call. This can be done either from a client or the FM server, as the user
won't need to open the template beforehand.

From what I've researched, I've got a few different options -

1) 360 works Scribe plugin (have to install another plugin, might be hard to justify the cost for the use needed)
2) EZxslt from Chapsoft (pricy for the type of license we need and the use of it)
3) Writing a custom stylesheet (not enough personal knowledge)

Right now, I'm leaning towards the Scribe plugin, as it'll provide extra capabilities in case we need them
further down the road.  Any other suggestions are certainly welcome!

Thanks!

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Abrams, Charlie | 28 Aug 17:01 2014

Returning portal row number based on a match

I have a global 'search' field above a portal.  Would like to return the result of the portal row number based
on a match of the search. Attach to a script trigger and go to the row on object exit.  Any suggestions are appreciated.

Charlie Abrams   |   Systems Administrator/Developer

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Malcolm Fitzgerald | 28 Aug 06:09 2014
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Testing Number Limits in FMP13

The documentation for FMP13 says that number fields can index up to 400 
digits.

In my tests I can only see indexing working on 200 digits. Has anyone 
else tried this?

Malcolm
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FileMaker Developer Community Challenge #001b: reset back to <TextObj flags="0"> [XPOST]

Hi All,

We thought the Developer Cup challenge at DevCon 2014 was very clever.

Thus inspired, this question is part of the newly created ³FileMaker
Developer Community Challenge² series...

Here is ³FileMaker Developer Community Challenge² #001b:

Rules:
* Starting with a font label that has been placed on the layout in OS X and
that currently has a ³flags² attribute of ³2² within the TextObj subnode as
show in the layout XML. (because it has been resized)...

[begin excerpt]
<Object type="Text" key="1058" LabelKey="0" flags="0" rotation="0">
      <Bounds top="287.0000000" left="275.0000000" bottom="300.0000000"
right="475.0000000" />
      <TextObj flags="2">
[end excerpt]

Challenge: Find the easiest way to reset <TextObj flags="2"> to <TextObj
flags="0">

Help: You can ask anyone you want including the engineers who wrote the
code! 

Time limit: sooner is better than later.

Prize: recognition on this list of your skill in addressing this challenge.
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FileMaker Developer Community Challenge #001a: expand or clip that text [XPOST]

Hi All,

We thought the Developer Cup challenge at DevCon 2014 was very clever.

Thus inspired, this question is part of the newly created ³FileMaker
Developer Community Challenge² series...

Here is ³FileMaker Developer Community Challenge² #001a:

Rules:
* Starting with a font label that has been placed on the layout in OS X with
a ³flags² attribute of ³0² within the TextObj subnode as show in the layout
XML...

[begin excerpt]
<Object type="Text" key="1058" LabelKey="0" flags="0" rotation="0">
      <Bounds top="287.0000000" left="275.0000000" bottom="300.0000000"
right="475.0000000" />
      <TextObj flags="0">
[end excerpt]

* The bounding box has been made to fit snuggly by applying/toggling bold
and (un)bold 
* Text is left justified
* Using a font that is wider on Windows 7 than on OS X 10.8

Challenge: Determine if the text will get clipped on Windows 7 or will
expand as needed.

Help: You can ask anyone you want.
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Christopher Bailey | 26 Aug 22:18 2014

Tail Recusion

I'm still trying to wrap my poor brain around Tail Recursion.   I'm
wondering if it is always possible.

Let's say you have a function g(x) which does a conversion of x from one
format to another.

Now you want to write a recursive function that converts a whole list of
x'es from one format to another.

So this would work (function name is glist(), parameter is xlist:

TrimSuper(
Case (
            ValueCount ( xlist ) = 0;  "";
            glist ( RightValues ( xlist ; ValueCount (xlist) - 1 ))  & "¶"
& g( GetValue(xlist; 1))
)
)

(    TrimSuper() eliminates hanging ¶ s    ).

But that is not tail recursive.  How would I re-write this to be tail
recursive?

I've found various help texts around the internets, but none of them seem
to quite fit my situation(s).   I know it involves squeezing the conversion
operation g()  inside the call to the next level, but then you are creating
a list that combines converted and unconverted elements . . .so that's
where it's breaking down for me.

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Kevin Frank | 26 Aug 08:48 2014

[FileMaker Hacks] FM 13: Popovers in Portals

http://filemakerhacks.com/2014/08/25/fm-13-popovers-in-portals/

"...if you've tried to use a popover inside a portal, you may have 
noticed that embedded portals, tab controls and slide controls within 
those popovers simply do not work as expected... or at all, for that 
matter. Well, today we're going to look at a simple work around, which 
was inspired by Ray Cologon's brilliant Screen Popovers 
<http://www.nightwingenterprises.com/demos2014/demo1305.html> demo, and 
also utilizes David Thorp's clever technique

<http://www.excelisys.com/blog/2014/06/12/filemaker-pro-13-tip-n-trick-filemaker-pro-13-popover-close-one-script/> 
to enforce popover modality..."

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Zach Fleming | 26 Aug 00:29 2014
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Help with Variables and ScriptParameters

Ok Experts... I'm still relatively new to both FileMaker and scripting in general.  I want to learn more
about complex scripts.  Can anyone help me to understand Variables and ScriptParameters better?  I've
read some of the FileMaker.com descriptions, but I'm still a little confused.   So, if anyone could try and
simplify :) on what, why, and where to use these both?  I've reviewed some of the starter solution scripts,
and just get confused when coming across these.  
Any help would be greatly appreciated?
Thanks,Zach 		 	   		  
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My IMDB Parser

Hello list! Here I share with you the IMDB Parser I created. I hope it can be useful for someone :)
 http://www.filemakeris.us/?p=50
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