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FM10 Server plugin for Save as PDF/Excel

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DBMan

Hello,

 

Does anyone know if there is a FM10 Server plugin for Save as PDF/Excel?

 

Thanks.

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Weetbicks

I know not of one but someone could prove me wrong.

 

In the past if we have ever needed to output PDF files on server, we use the technique of having a version of FileMaker Pro client running on the server machine. We then tell that version of FileMaker to execute some scripts that run reports & save/email the PDFs. To do this, you can either run a server-side scheduled script which runs a terminal application, or applescript, that tells FileMaker Pro client to run X script. Or now with FileMaker 10 you can set up an ontimer script on the Pro client to run your PDF scripts every X seconds (ie that might equate to once every 24hrs, with the start time at midnight, if you wanted them to run overnight...)

 

I agree a nice server side plugin capable of saving PDF to the server disk would be good, but I don't know if it is possible given FileMaker server may not have permissions to save to a specified location, other than it's own folder.

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DBMan

Running the client on the server will do the trick for now. Thanks.

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