[FX.php List] FMS 12 and GetContainerDataURL FYI

Malcolm Fitzgerald malcolm at notyourhomework.net
Tue Jul 31 17:42:50 MDT 2012

The fmxml and fmphp extended privilege sets are a very artificial distinction. The WPE doesn't understand PHP. It responds to GET and POST requests and it spits out XML. The API wrestles that into it's own "record" object. However, I'd think that you've found a bug. You shouldn't need to give users an extra set of extended privileges just to see a few images. 


On 01/08/2012, at 3:14 AM, Anders Monsen wrote:

> Hesitant to post about this since it relates to the native API and not FX, but we ran into an issue with the new remote containers and PHP shortly before DevCon. The images just wouldn't appear using the new GetContainerDataURL function in FileMaker 12. The issue might not be a widespread one yet, or maybe we just didn't have the right settings to begin with.
> We discovered two key elements to resolve this issue. Neither were obvious to us at first glance, but in case others have run into this issue, it appears that XML web publishing needs to be turned on for the server, not just PHP, and the fmxml privilege set must be enabled for the account connecting to the database. The second issue pertains to the hostspec, as defined in FileMaker >> conf >> filemaker-api.php. This has http:// in front of, so in our connection setting, instead of just we needed to add the http:// and then the images showed up.
> The xml issue seemed obvious once we read the url, as this includes "/fmi/xml" in the path. Leaving off the fmxml resulted in permission issues trying to read the image.
> Has anyone else experienced this issue?
> Regards,
> Anders Monsen
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