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robot

Hi

 

I have made a new DB using filemaker 7 and I made 2 privilege sets. One full access, one limited. When I open the file locally everything is fine and works as intended. The problem is when I put it on the server and access it over the network (using the full access account) whenever I try to type into a field it says "This action cannot be performed because this file is not modifiable", but the privilege set is unlimited! Any ideas? Its driving me crazy!! Please help..

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aaa

Restart your server. May be will help.

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Ender

In OS X, the OS level permissions often need to be reset after copying your working files to the server. The group should be fmsadmin with Read and Write permissions.

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VR1

Yes, this is a pain in the rear that FM needs to resolve. In FM's defense, it is the Mac OS permissions that prevent modification. But a simple Apple script that you could run each time that FM server was started would greatly decrease end user problems.

 

Go to your database files on the server, highlight them all, and using the Get Info window, change the file permissions. If you have a secure LAN and want all users to be able to modify the files, let guest users have read and write permission. This is the simplest solution. If not, you may need to assign all user work stations to the fmsadmin group using NetInfo manager or the command line. FM has a techinfo bulletin about this on their web site if you want further instructions.

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Ender

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If you have a secure LAN and want all users to be able to modify the files, let guest users have read and write permission. This is the simplest solution. If not, you may need to assign all user work stations to the fmsadmin group using NetInfo manager or the command line.

 

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Sharing files through OS file sharing is not a good idea. Users should access the files through Open Remote within FileMaker (or through a Launcher file.)

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VR1

Ender's point is valid. But, if you simply do not file share your server's database volume, then the potential for users to access FM files via Apple file sharing instead of through FM services is avoided. Fortunately, setting permissions in OS X does not alone allow file sharing access for networked work stations.

 

But it is a good point to avoid operating system based sharing of FM files. That will lead to frequaent file corruption and incredibly slow database performance.

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FileMakin' Tom

Just one more reason to avoid Macs since Uncle Stevie's corruption of the Mac OS to Unix. A once-dedicated Mac user since the Apple II+ - I now work exclusively in Windoze. What a shame - it was truly a remarkable, error free and user frindly OS - until unk Stevie FU'ed it up.

 

But that's life - and, of course, as always, I could be wrong.

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Ender

Tom, as much as I would love to put you in your place on this old argument, I don't think OS bashing helps anyone here.

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