Archive for February, 2008

“Final call for flight …”

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


A couple of weeks ago, we talked about the “Beam me up, Scotty” or “tele-porting” method. This technique described how you can transfer found sets from one table occurrence to another.

This week's technique will show you how you can write a re-usable script to go to a certain record or found set, independent of the current context.

We call this technique the “hub” method. It is also described in the myFMbutler/SHpartners Development Guidelines.

FM Server 9.0v3 update recommended for AutoSender users

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

If you haven't upgraded to FileMaker Server 9.0v3 yet, and are an AutoSender user, we strongly advise you to upgrade asap.

FileMaker Server 9.0v2 contains a bug where database sessions can't be closed properly (including disconnects) while an ODBC or JDBC session is active.

If you are using JDBC with AutoSender to connect to your mail sources, you may experience this problem.

As a workaround on 9.0v2, stop the AutoSender service/daemon first, before closing the files. Or upgrade to 9.0v3 to solve the problem altogether.