“AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: connect on failed” causing Finder crash

The Problem “AFP_VFS afpfs_DoReconnect: connect on failed”: I’ve been plagued by this error for some weeks, which relates to waking my Macbook Air from sleep after being connected to my synology NAS at work. The console is replete with hundreds of these messages as it tries to re-connect to the server that is no longer […]

Remember to Freeze the Window

Read an interesting post by Chad Novotny at the Support Group this morning (read it here), which pointed out something I have never considered, but I suppose had frequently noticed. It’s changed the way I think about Looping through Records and is a simple, quick and easy way to improve performance whilst using the Loop […]

Navigate Multi-Page PDFs in Container Fields

So if you’ve read my last post, you’ll know I had been searching for and had found the right syntax for adding a QuickTime Movie to a Container Field via a Set Field Script Step, but why was I looking to do this? Well it’s not because I wanted to store movies in a Container […]

Import Quicktime into Container Fields via a Set Script Step

I had some problems finding the correct syntax for this process, so now I have successfully found it I thought I’d share it: On a Mac: moviemac:/path_to_your_file On Windows: moviewin:/path_to_your_file Oh and why might you want to do this? Because if you use the Insert File, Insert Picture or Insert Quicktime Script steps you have […]

Upgrading FileMaker Pro from a Trial Version

So over the weekend I needed to install FileMaker Pro 11 to a customer’s new computer, unfortunately they had misplaced the CD, but total disaster was averted as they had emailed me the serial number when I had first installed FileMaker for them on the old computer. So my main problem was how to locate […]

Record Count in Portal Fields

I used to use this very simple calculation to display a record count in all my solutions: c_Record_Status “Record ” & Get(RecordNumber) & ” of ” & Get(FoundCount) & ” ( ” &  Get(TotalRecordCount) & ” total )” and though it still works in my main layouts in FileMaker 11 it seems to have stopped […]