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Some URLs produce a false 507 ( validation ) error on Insert From URL

Question asked by nickorr on Mar 16, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2015 by TSGal


Some URLs produce a false 507 ( validation ) error on Insert From URL


FileMaker Pro



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Description of the issue

Sometimes when doing an Insert From URL using field data, you get a 507 ( Value in field failed calculation test of validation entry option ) even though there is no validation going on in the table or the file at all.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Create a new file with three fields, URL, Result and error.  Create a layout with all three fields on it.  Add a record, and put the value :

into the URL field.  Create a script that does three things :

Set Error Capture On
InsertFromURL - using the URL field, into the Result field
Set Field [ error : Get ( LastError ) ]

Run the script.

Expected result

There should be a result in the Result field and no error.  If there is a legitimate error, then 507 is not it.

Actual result

507 errors despite the fact that there is no validation in the table at all.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


Configuration information

I've got a sample file of this, but it's fairly simple to recreate.  I've had this same error intermittently on other urls, but this is the first time I've been able to find a url that does it repeatedly.


None available, this error can't be resolved as far as I can tell.  And because the error code is wrong, it's almost impossible to diagnose.