FMS 17 Missing Admin Tool

FMS 17 Missing Admin Tool

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FileMaker, Inc. has just released the FileMaker 17 platform.

While we are excited about some of the new great features, the FileMaker 17 Server now features a new web admin console, that looks like the FileMaker Cloud Admin Console.

While the web console is nice looking, it lacks several features, that can be vitale in order to manage your FileMaker server.

Most features are not completely gone, but now you will need to use Command Line commands or use the new Admin REST API. For many Server admins, this new way of managing FileMaker Server, might be difficult to master all these interfaces.

In order to help our colleagues, we built this tool, that combines all the interfaces you will need in order to manage your FileMaker Server 17.

When you install FileMaker Server 17, you will need to install a Custom SSL Certificate. Unfortunately, the web admin console will no longer have a feature to generate a Certificate Signing Request, which you need in order to purchase your custom SSL certificate. In order to do so, you will need to do this via CLI commands.

The FMS 17 Missing Admin Tool has a feature to generate this command, so the process will be easier.

We also include a lot of information and links to videos, we’ve done with Richard Carlton in the past, in order to help you through this process.

The tool is completely free and completely unlocked, so you can dig in and learn from the code.

The only thing we ask of you, is your name and email address so we can send you an email, when we publish new helpful tools and articles.

If you like this tool, please let us know and let your colleagues know.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ADMIN API WILL CEASE WORKING ON SEPTEMBER 27, 2019.
THIS IS AN EXPIRATION SET BY FILEMAKER INC. IN THE FILEMAKER SERVER 17.
AFTER THIS DATE, THE FUNCTIONALITY OF THIS TOOL, THAT USES THE ADMIN API, WILL ALSO CEASE WORKING.
HOWEVER, THE OTHER PARTS WILL STILL FUNCTION AFTER THIS DAY.

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DM Migration Helper Tool

DM Migration Helper Tool

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FileMaker, Inc. has just released the FileMaker 17 platform.

We are very excited about the FMDataMigrator tool as it will allow us to do deployments of solutions much, much faster than in the past. This will reduce the argument to do development in live solutions drastically.

Since this new tool is a Command Line Interface tool, it means that you will need to write CLI commands to use it.

We wanted to build a tool, that will help us, using the tool. And so we decided to share it with our colleagues in the community.

The way we built it, is reflecting how most of our solutions are built. We use the data separation model and in several large solutions, we have multiple data files.

So we wanted to build a tool, that can do the data migration on several files in the same process.

This tool will loop through the files in the source and clone folders and do data migration on all these files.

However, if you only need to do data migration on a single data file, you can just place this in the folder.

Please read the informations in the tool, in order to understand how it works and the assumptions we make on filenames etc.

If you need the process to work differently, you can modify the code.

The tool is completely free and completely unlocked, so you can dig in and learn from the code.

The only thing we ask of you, is your name and email address so we can send you an email, when we publish new helpful tools and articles.

Please note that you will need to download the FileMaker Data Migration Tool from FileMaker directly, which requires a paid FDS membership. You can find it here: http://store.filemaker.com/product/FDS

If you like this tool, please let us know and let your colleagues know.

 


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Weighing scale demo

Weighing scale demo

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Here is a short video on how you can integrate a weighing scale with your FileMaker App.

It is fairly simple and in the video I show you 2 ways of doing it.
One way is to use a serial plugin, another is by using a serial-to-bluetooth dongle.

The serial plugin way has the advantages that you can script all interactions. Basically, you are telling the plugin to listen for data from the weighing scale and run a particular script, whenever it receives any data. This script will then process the input from the weighing scale, which could be to put the weight into a field.

The serial-to-bluetooth dongle method is more simple as you just need to purchase the dongle, insert batteries and connect the bluetooth to either a computer or iOS device. Then it will work just as if you were typing on a keyboard, except that it will be the weighing scale, that types the weight. The downside of this method is that you will need to have the cursor active in a field and you will need to setup onObject trigger to format the content. Also, most scales do NOT send a return character, which makes this a bit more tricky than if you e.g. integrate with a barcode scanner.

You can download the FileMaker file below.

Have a lot of FileMaker fun!

 

 


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NEW V3 – Free Virtual Host Guide & Tool

NEW V3 – Free Virtual Host Guide & Tool

By popular demand, we have updated our Virtual Host guide and tool for FileMaker Server 13+ on Mac. The new guide will work with FileMaker Server 13.0v5 and higher. There are several new tips and tricks included in the “goodies” section. The new tool is now completely unlocked and does not use plugin anymore. Also new in this version is support for SSL.

This is the original description:

With FileMaker Server 13 we got a lot of great new stuff. However, the installation of FMS13 will take over the Apache webserver on a Mac OSX server, which will prevent you from using the built-in web tools in Mac OSX ServerAdmin. Many people will have a need to be able to create virtual hosts for especially CWP solutions. Please be aware that FMI strongly advice you to only use a dedicated machine for FMS.

As FMS13 takes over the Apache settings, there is no native way to configure Virtual Hosts, using GUI tools on Mac OS X. Due to this change, I have created a guide, with an accompanion FileMaker solution, that gives you the ability to configure Virtual Hosts. It can be used for a lot of things and also give you the ability to e.g. create an alias, that takes the user directly to a WD solution, without showing the WD homepage.
e.g. www.mycompany.com/wd can take the user directly to the WebDirect solution. It is also possibly to specify the web folder path, so it can e.g. be stored on another hard drive.

Using this guide, you can make the setup within 10 min.

In this version, SSL sites is not supported. This is due to some heavy re-write rules in the configuration, which I have not been able to find an easy way around yet. Feedback is greatly apprechiated, both here and via email.

This guide is not official supported by FMI, so any use is on your own risk.

 


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FMS 15 and SSL Certificates

FMS 15 and SSL Certificates

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FileMaker 15 product family was released today !

There are several great things to say about the new release.

One thing that is very interesting, is the changes made to FileMaker Server 15 and SSL certificates. We now have a better and easier way to install certificates, using the FileMaker Server Admin Console. Not only that, but now there is support for more certificate. Most interesting is the support for wildcard and SAN certificates and intermediate certificates.

Want to know more about what this is all about ?

Richard Carlton and Claus Lavendt has created a video that explains all about the new way to install certificates. We also talk about the principles of DNS and SSL. Watch the video, that Richard Carlton and his team has put together below.

Also take a look at their great site; learningfilemaker.com – where you can get great content and learn all about developing FileMaker.

You can ask questions and add comments below, where we will do our best to provide answers about this exciting area of FileMaker Server 15.

New video – SVG tool & Gallery explained with Richard Carlton

New video – SVG tool & Gallery explained with Richard Carlton

Richard Carlton at www.learningfilemaker.com has released an updated video with content shot at DevCon 2015 in Las Vegas. Here I explain how the new updated SVG gallery tool works. As we explained the SVG format and how it works with FileMaker in the original video, this new updated video includes content from the original, as well as showing how the new tool works. It is very cool and easy to manage your collections of icons and almost magic how FileMaker can get your icons into your solution, without you having to import them separately.

Below is my original post about the tool.

Now you get an even smarter way of managing your SVG icons, and a very smart and easy way to get a collection of icons, directly into the icons palette within your FileMaker solution.

The SVG Gallery tool works by importing your icons, taking the content of SVG files directly into a text field. From there, you can process all found icons to add the needed class in order to allow FileMaker 14 to control the color of the icon.
Now, in order to get a collection of icons into the icon palette in your solution, there is now a very smart way to do so, using the SVG Gallery tool.

Simply find the icons, you want in the gallery, do an optionally sorting, press a button and the function will now generate a buttonbar object, containing a segment for each of the found icons, with an icon on each.
This buttonbar will be placed on the clipboard. Now you just go to your solution and paste that buttonbar object. You can delete it again immediately after you have pasted it, as FileMaker will already have copied all the icons into the icon palette of that solution file.

Here is the updated video we did with Richard Carlton on www.learningfilemaker.com. This video will explain what the SVG format is about and how to use this tool and not least show you a cool tool to organize and work with collections of icons.

This is an updated video.

If you want to want to get more great content, tips&tricks, be sure to follow @DataManix at twitter, linkedin or facebook for announcements.
Also, look out for upcoming announcements on updated examples and our new blog site

 


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