Timeout for Imports

Idea created by Vincent_L on Jul 7, 2018
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    • Hemant Kumar Patel
    • arnoldkegebein
    • Chris Irvine
    • Johan Hedman
    • Vincent_L
    • Markus Schneider

    Hi,

     

    When you have imports that rely on other servers (XML imports, URLs, ODBC), if that remote server doesn't respond in a proper way, it can hang the import process, and hence hang the script forever…

    And there's no workaround (easy ones: yes I know using a plugin I can download first…).

     

    It just happened to me last night, after years of using the same import every night,  that server hanged for hours (without issuing a proper error), so my script spent the night waiting.

     

    Pretty much everything that deals with remote server includes a timeout, so Filemaker's import shouldn't be left without.