[FX.php List] FX and PHP API

Head Honcho headhoncho at customikesolutions.com
Tue Apr 21 06:09:18 MDT 2009

Hi Earl,

On 21/04/2009, at 9:43 PM, Earl Cook wrote:

> Hello,
> Over a several year period, I (with the help of Michael Layne)  
> developed a FX-PHP-based solution. It is functioning properly but I  
> wish to move it to another server and now attempting to set an  
> immediate and long-range strategy. The solution was developed in FX  
> version 4. I have a Mac Xserve running OS X 10.4.11 with FileMaker  
> Server Advanced 10 and PHP is functional but FX is not.
> Ideally, I would like to run FX AND the FM PHP API. Now that the API  
> is running, can I also run FX or is it either one or the other? If  
> it is only one, what is the procedure for disabling the API and  
> installing FX? Now that both have been around for awhile, are there  
> advantages and disadvantages to running one over the other?

You can run both simultaneously.

Personally, I use the API.  For me, it is more "FileMaker like" in its  
syntax.  But apart from that it's really what you're comfortable  
with.  Some will tell you that one or the other runs quicker,  
smoother, faster.
> I wish to say that I really appreciate Chris’ efforts in being the  
> visionary and the one to give us FX. Thanks, Chris!

Hear, hear.


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