How to open/edit a runtime database 
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 How to open/edit a runtime database

Hi,

I've been given a db from a client. It was written as
a "runtime" DB. and included a FM 4.01 runtime stub.

I'm using FM 5.0 and can't figure out how to supply a password.
(OK, I just opened the box and am new to 5.0!) I think it's like
<shift> or <alt> when you open it. It opens ok I can change the
content of some records, but scripts and other fields are locked
(it seems?).

That's the first problem.

Second is they don't remember what the password is. I'll try
a few they suggest, but is there a default admin-type password?

I've tried exporting the data and re-importing changed records.
This is OK, but there are things I need to do that this will not
fix. Such as editing or copying scripts or records "in situ" without
all the exporting and importing (which may{*filter*}things up-can't tell
untill I run all the reports and look at the output [ugh!])

Any help will be apreciated!

Thanks,

Quinn

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Fri, 03 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 How to open/edit a runtime database

Quote:

> Hi,

> I've been given a db from a client. It was written as
> a "runtime" DB. and included a FM 4.01 runtime stub.

> I'm using FM 5.0 and can't figure out how to supply a password.
> (OK, I just opened the box and am new to 5.0!) I think it's like
> <shift> or <alt> when you open it. It opens ok I can change the
> content of some records, but scripts and other fields are locked
> (it seems?).

Onthe Macintosh it is the option key on the PC it is the Shift key.

Quote:
> That's the first problem.

> Second is they don't remember what the password is. I'll try
> a few they suggest, but is there a default admin-type password?

Depending on how the developer bound the solution and with what version
of the Binder they used you may not be able to gain master access to the
file. If you have the legal rights to the program you can send it to
FileMaker Inc and they will crack it for you. But if you have legal
rights to the file you could just ask the developer for the PASSWORD.

If the developer removed access to the passwords/define
fld/relations/scripts you can never get back into them even with the
password because they no longer exist in the file. In that case you must
contact the developer and ask for an un-bound version of the file. Which
if you have legal rights to the DB should be no problem. :-)

Quote:
> Any help will be apreciated!

> Thanks,

> Quinn

--
Tim



Sat, 04 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 How to open/edit a runtime database
Hi Tim,

Yea, I _do_ have the password, but I can't seem to apply it!

Using the <shift> open NEVER brings up a password dialog, it
just starts with it's first script and opens all the other
files. There's about 4 or 5 file total.

Do I need to make a shortcut to the EXE file that has a particular
option set to allow this (i.e. something like 'filemaker pro.exe
\pw=fofofo mydatabase.fp5')?

Maybe your right, they had a consultant do this for them and, well
you know how those things go, it probobly _is_ bound and locked so
we can't fix it. (at least this could mean a big fee for me to recreate
it!)

How do you tell for sure how it was bound?

Thanks,

Quinn



Quote:


> > Hi,

> > I've been given a db from a client. It was written as
> > a "runtime" DB. and included a FM 4.01 runtime stub.

> > I'm using FM 5.0 and can't figure out how to supply a password.
> > (OK, I just opened the box and am new to 5.0!) I think it's like
> > <shift> or <alt> when you open it. It opens ok I can change the
> > content of some records, but scripts and other fields are locked
> > (it seems?).

> Onthe Macintosh it is the option key on the PC it is the Shift key.

> > That's the first problem.

> > Second is they don't remember what the password is. I'll try
> > a few they suggest, but is there a default admin-type password?

> Depending on how the developer bound the solution and with what
version
> of the Binder they used you may not be able to gain master access to
the
> file. If you have the legal rights to the program you can send it to
> FileMaker Inc and they will crack it for you. But if you have legal
> rights to the file you could just ask the developer for the PASSWORD.

> If the developer removed access to the passwords/define
> fld/relations/scripts you can never get back into them even with the
> password because they no longer exist in the file. In that case you
must
> contact the developer and ask for an un-bound version of the file.
Which
> if you have legal rights to the DB should be no problem. :-)

> > Any help will be apreciated!

> > Thanks,

> > Quinn

> --
> Tim


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Sat, 04 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 How to open/edit a runtime database
From what you say it sounds like it is not password protected. It sounds
like the developer permanently removed access to scripts and
field definitions during binding.  You will need to get an unbound copy
from the developer.

N.Eric Olson


Quote:
> Hi Tim,

> Yea, I _do_ have the password, but I can't seem to apply it!

> Using the <shift> open NEVER brings up a password dialog, it
> just starts with it's first script and opens all the other
> files. There's about 4 or 5 file total.

> Do I need to make a shortcut to the EXE file that has a particular
> option set to allow this (i.e. something like 'filemaker pro.exe
> \pw=fofofo mydatabase.fp5')?

> Maybe your right, they had a consultant do this for them and, well
> you know how those things go, it probobly _is_ bound and locked so
> we can't fix it. (at least this could mean a big fee for me to recreate
> it!)

> How do you tell for sure how it was bound?

> Thanks,

> Quinn




> > > Hi,

> > > I've been given a db from a client. It was written as
> > > a "runtime" DB. and included a FM 4.01 runtime stub.

> > > I'm using FM 5.0 and can't figure out how to supply a password.
> > > (OK, I just opened the box and am new to 5.0!) I think it's like
> > > <shift> or <alt> when you open it. It opens ok I can change the
> > > content of some records, but scripts and other fields are locked
> > > (it seems?).

> > Onthe Macintosh it is the option key on the PC it is the Shift key.

> > > That's the first problem.

> > > Second is they don't remember what the password is. I'll try
> > > a few they suggest, but is there a default admin-type password?

> > Depending on how the developer bound the solution and with what
> version
> > of the Binder they used you may not be able to gain master access to
> the
> > file. If you have the legal rights to the program you can send it to
> > FileMaker Inc and they will crack it for you. But if you have legal
> > rights to the file you could just ask the developer for the PASSWORD.

> > If the developer removed access to the passwords/define
> > fld/relations/scripts you can never get back into them even with the
> > password because they no longer exist in the file. In that case you
> must
> > contact the developer and ask for an un-bound version of the file.
> Which
> > if you have legal rights to the DB should be no problem. :-)

> > > Any help will be apreciated!

> > > Thanks,

> > > Quinn

> > --
> > Tim

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Before you buy.



Sun, 05 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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