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Retrieving data via Ruby, One-File vs Separation Model issues

Question asked by jpolk5000 on Jun 22, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2012 by jpolk5000


Retrieving data via Ruby, One-File vs Separation Model issues


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OSX,  Win7

Description of the issue


I'm able to use Ruby and the Ginjo-Rfm module to retrieve data from a "one file" FM database.
However, when I try to use the same method to retrieve data from a "separation model" FM database,
I encounter problems.

With "one file" database, no problemo...
With "SM" database, it will list layouts, but will go no further...
and the Ginjo-Rfm docs do not cover SM topics...

Could anyone please elaborate on how to solve this problem,..or offer some diagnostic steps
to help us find how to make this work?

I'm an experienced programmer generally speaking, but relatively new to using FM.

Our system is comprised of a MacMini running FM Pro, with Win7 clients.
The database itself is not terribly large,..arguably should've been setup as a one-file solution initially,
but it wasn't, and it will have to stay a separated-model db for foreseeable future.
We need to grab data directly, and not use an intermediary format/program like Excel,etc..

Any and all advice or help is most greatly appreciated,