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Okay, this is what I am trying to do.

I am running a website on webstar SSL 4.3 on a Mac G4 Server using Filemaker
Server 5.0 Pro. When I reboot the server or if goes down due to power
outages, the databases close in Filemaker Pro. I  need to figure out how to
make the databases to automatically open when the computer reboots. So here
are my questions. Please help. I am new to Macs, so I shall  use windows
examples.

1) Windows 9x/NT has a Start Folder where you can put programs to execute
once the computer is started. Where and how do I do this on  a Macintosh.
Ex.  I want Filemaker Server to automatically start when the server finishes
rebooting. If not possible, can some one please give me a script where I can
just fill in the names of the databases being that I do not know Applescript
at all.

2) I need to make Filemaker Server to open about four to five databases once
it starts. These databases a needed for lasso pluggins and applications that
access them to generate dynamic web content.
I know that in Widows 9x/NT OS(s) you can use a command line to due
something similar.
Ex. If you use the file name at the end of command line you can autopen that
file. Like this.  c:\notepad.exe mylogs.txt
In this example when notepad opens, it automatically opens mylogs.txt file.
I am thinking I can do this with one database and use a the Filemaker script
in that database  to open the other databases by setting up the script to
run when Filemaker opens the first database with the script in it.

Also I was told, more or less a rumor, that if you put databases in the
Filemaker application folder, it automatically opens those databases. If
this is true please please tell me.. It would be much more easier.

Thanks in advance. Everyone here has been great.  P.s. The Proper function
runs like a charm and so does the credit card authorization. Thanks a bunch.
Especially to John Weinshel <for his extended patience and more patience> at
Datagrace. You are my new friend.


I will not have access to this news group for a while and I would like to
have this taken care off before Friday. I am very ambitious.

Abbey Gwayambadde
dalja.com



Sun, 22 Jun 2003 15:47:54 GMT
 Auto Open Databases

[SNIPPED TO THE APROPRIATE LENGTH

Quote:
> outages, the databases close in Filemaker Pro. I  need to figure out how to
> make the databases to automatically open when the computer reboots. So here
> 1) Windows 9x/NT has a Start Folder where you can put programs to execute
> once the computer is started. Where and how do I do this on  a Macintosh.

OK.
1) Create a database in filemaker called "open_databases.fp3" (or fp5 or
whatever.)
2) Create a script in Filmaker using the Scriptmaker menu item that
opens each database you need to open.
3) Under prefrences->document tell the machine to run your new script at
startup.
4) Create an alias to this file (if you don't know how, just run the
mouse over the finder menu options) and move it into the startup items
folder (located in the system folder on the startup hard disk.

Case closed.

Quote:

> I will not have access to this news group for a while and I would like to
> have this taken care off before Friday. I am very ambitious.

--
Kevin Metcalf
(Carbon Ocelot)

Huh?  http://www.flactem.com/utils/rot13.html


Sun, 22 Jun 2003 16:38:46 GMT
 Auto Open Databases
You did notice that Abbey said FileMaker Pro SERVER, didn't you?
--
Glenn Schwandt



Quote:

> [SNIPPED TO THE APROPRIATE LENGTH
> > outages, the databases close in Filemaker Pro. I  need to figure out
how to
> > make the databases to automatically open when the computer reboots. So
here
> > 1) Windows 9x/NT has a Start Folder where you can put programs to
execute
> > once the computer is started. Where and how do I do this on  a
Macintosh.

> OK.
> 1) Create a database in filemaker called "open_databases.fp3" (or fp5 or
> whatever.)
> 2) Create a script in Filmaker using the Scriptmaker menu item that
> opens each database you need to open.
> 3) Under prefrences->document tell the machine to run your new script at
> startup.
> 4) Create an alias to this file (if you don't know how, just run the
> mouse over the finder menu options) and move it into the startup items
> folder (located in the system folder on the startup hard disk.

> Case closed.

address.
> > I will not have access to this news group for a while and I would like
to
> > have this taken care off before Friday. I am very ambitious.

> --
> Kevin Metcalf
> (Carbon Ocelot)

> Huh?  http://www.flactem.com/utils/rot13.html



Sun, 22 Jun 2003 23:34:39 GMT
 Auto Open Databases
1.  Create an alias for the FileMaker Server application and put it in the
startup items folder (inside the System folder).

2.  Place the databases you wish to have opened at startup in the same
folder as the FileMaker Server application (or in a folder in that folder).
 It's not a rumor, the Server version will open them every time it is
launched.

I don't have it handy, but this should be documented in the manual.
--
Glenn Schwandt



Quote:
> Okay, this is what I am trying to do.

> I am running a website on webstar SSL 4.3 on a Mac G4 Server using
Filemaker
> Server 5.0 Pro. When I reboot the server or if goes down due to power
> outages, the databases close in Filemaker Pro. I  need to figure out how
to
> make the databases to automatically open when the computer reboots. So
here
> are my questions. Please help. I am new to Macs, so I shall  use windows
> examples.

> 1) Windows 9x/NT has a Start Folder where you can put programs to execute
> once the computer is started. Where and how do I do this on  a Macintosh.
> Ex.  I want Filemaker Server to automatically start when the server
finishes
> rebooting. If not possible, can some one please give me a script where I
can
> just fill in the names of the databases being that I do not know
Applescript
> at all.

> 2) I need to make Filemaker Server to open about four to five databases
once
> it starts. These databases a needed for lasso pluggins and applications
that
> access them to generate dynamic web content.
> I know that in Widows 9x/NT OS(s) you can use a command line to due
> something similar.
> Ex. If you use the file name at the end of command line you can autopen
that
> file. Like this.  c:\notepad.exe mylogs.txt
> In this example when notepad opens, it automatically opens mylogs.txt
file.
> I am thinking I can do this with one database and use a the Filemaker
script
> in that database  to open the other databases by setting up the script to
> run when Filemaker opens the first database with the script in it.

> Also I was told, more or less a rumor, that if you put databases in the
> Filemaker application folder, it automatically opens those databases. If
> this is true please please tell me.. It would be much more easier.

> Thanks in advance. Everyone here has been great.  P.s. The Proper
function
> runs like a charm and so does the credit card authorization. Thanks a
bunch.
> Especially to John Weinshel <for his extended patience and more patience>
at
> Datagrace. You are my new friend.


address.
> I will not have access to this news group for a while and I would like to
> have this taken care off before Friday. I am very ambitious.

> Abbey Gwayambadde
> dalja.com



Sun, 22 Jun 2003 23:37:11 GMT
 Auto Open Databases
Abbey,

Glenn's method is the correct one for Filemaker Server (Kevin's is a good
method without Server).

To make an alias on the Mac, select, in the Finder,  the actual application
(or its icon if they are diplayed as icons), and click Command M. That
creates an alias-- the same thing as a shortcut in Windows-- which you can
rename if you wish.

One other point. You might consider purchasing an uninterruptable power
supply, such as those from APS, which come with software that allows the
computer to shutdown properly if the power is disrupted.
--
John Weinshel
datagrace
Associate Member, Filemaker Solutions Alliance
Vashon Island, WA
(206) 463-1634


Quote:
> 1.  Create an alias for the FileMaker Server application and put it in the
> startup items folder (inside the System folder).

> 2.  Place the databases you wish to have opened at startup in the same
> folder as the FileMaker Server application (or in a folder in that
folder).
>  It's not a rumor, the Server version will open them every time it is
> launched.

> I don't have it handy, but this should be documented in the manual.
> --
> Glenn Schwandt



> > Okay, this is what I am trying to do.

> > I am running a website on webstar SSL 4.3 on a Mac G4 Server using
> Filemaker
> > Server 5.0 Pro. When I reboot the server or if goes down due to power
> > outages, the databases close in Filemaker Pro. I  need to figure out how
> to
> > make the databases to automatically open when the computer reboots. So
> here
> > are my questions. Please help. I am new to Macs, so I shall  use windows
> > examples.

> > 1) Windows 9x/NT has a Start Folder where you can put programs to
execute
> > once the computer is started. Where and how do I do this on  a
Macintosh.
> > Ex.  I want Filemaker Server to automatically start when the server
> finishes
> > rebooting. If not possible, can some one please give me a script where I
> can
> > just fill in the names of the databases being that I do not know
> Applescript
> > at all.

> > 2) I need to make Filemaker Server to open about four to five databases
> once
> > it starts. These databases a needed for lasso pluggins and applications
> that
> > access them to generate dynamic web content.
> > I know that in Widows 9x/NT OS(s) you can use a command line to due
> > something similar.
> > Ex. If you use the file name at the end of command line you can autopen
> that
> > file. Like this.  c:\notepad.exe mylogs.txt
> > In this example when notepad opens, it automatically opens mylogs.txt
> file.
> > I am thinking I can do this with one database and use a the Filemaker
> script
> > in that database  to open the other databases by setting up the script
to
> > run when Filemaker opens the first database with the script in it.

> > Also I was told, more or less a rumor, that if you put databases in the
> > Filemaker application folder, it automatically opens those databases. If
> > this is true please please tell me.. It would be much more easier.

> > Thanks in advance. Everyone here has been great.  P.s. The Proper
> function
> > runs like a charm and so does the credit card authorization. Thanks a
> bunch.
> > Especially to John Weinshel <for his extended patience and more
patience>
> at
> > Datagrace. You are my new friend.


> address.
> > I will not have access to this news group for a while and I would like
to
> > have this taken care off before Friday. I am very ambitious.

> > Abbey Gwayambadde
> > dalja.com



Mon, 23 Jun 2003 11:09:58 GMT
 
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