2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2010 7:05 PM by TomPingel

    security question

    TomPingel

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      security question

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      Why does FM require account/password to import a table from a file copy? Account/password information is identical in original and copy?

      It seems that if the file being imported from has the same account/password structure as the file being imported to, that the import should be seemless.

      This is particularly annoying  if restoring multiple tables in a file from a copy and being required to supply account/password for every table.

      Or am I missing something?

        • 1. Re: security question
          philmodjunk

          Yes, I agree that's annoying. If your script imports from a file that isn't open, but which is set up with the same account name and password, the system shouldn't stop with each import and ask for account name and password.

          The work around is to open the source file first, then run the update script. The catch with that, is that you then need to do a Show All records on every source table in the older file so that you get all the records imported with your script.

          • 2. Re: security question
            TomPingel

            Thanks to PhilModJunk!

            It wasn't trivial, but I got 'er done!

            Since there are actions performed on the file in an opening script, I had to set up a separate account and modify the opening script depending on the opening account. I use the new account when opening the copy file. The 're-login' script step was a key in the solution.

            Annoying? Yes. Manageable? Yes