[FX.php List] FileMaker Server 14 and FX.php

Troy Meyers tcmeyers at troymeyers.com
Thu May 21 11:53:44 MDT 2015


I'm just now setting up a FileMaker Server 14 for testing with the goal of switching to it. I skipped switching to Server 13 even though we are using FMP and FMPA 13 and Go 13. So, the most modern Server setup is with FMS 12, and using the FMAlt data type with FX.

I'll be using Server 14 as a single-machine setup, but have FX and Apache and PHP on a separate Mac-mini machine that pulls the data out of Server 14 via XML. That is, not using FileMaker's web server setup, other than for supplying the XML.

So that I'm using the most appropriate components for the test, what version FX, what version PHP should I get? I expect mine are "dated". I need a PHP that has GD (I think that's what it's called). If there is something specific you'd like for me to test with, let me know.


> Hey John,
> It's the XML bug that made the 'FMAlt' datatype (and associated coding)
> necessary in FX.php when working with portals.  Basically, when using
> FMPXMLRESULT, it would only output one field in a portal for each one
> that contained data -- so if you had a portal row with an empty value,
> everything in the field after that empty record value would be off.  I
> called attention to it in an early release of FMS11 (before official
> release) and it was fixed, but then reappeared in FMS12, and remained
> most of the way through FMS13.  It was fixed in the last couple of
> months, though the fix is not acknowledged in any of the version notes
> that I've looked at.  Many of those on the list have fought with it
> and/or reported it to FMI.  The reason that I'm wondering whether it's
> fixed in FMS14, is that the fix appeared when 14 was nearly complete...
> Best,
> --Chris

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