3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 9, 2015 8:26 AM by steveromig

    Update FMPRO 13



      Update FMPRO 13


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Windows 8.1

      Description of the issue

      I recently had problems pasting text into a text field in my FM Pro file.  The solution (admittedly short term) was not to update to version 13.0v5.  (I had problems trying to go from v3 straight to v5)

      V4 has been working fine.  But today, I find another little glitch so I've decided to try to update to the latest version, which is v9.

      Will I have the same problem as before, going from v4 to v9?  I can't afford ANY down time with this database, which serves as an archive and a calendar file for future activities.  I use it as an information archive which is essential to my daily routine..

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      I'm afraid to simply use the updater page (http://www.filemaker.com/support/downloads/), because that took FMPro  down for a couple of days last time.


      As I mentioned, I've been using v4 for several weeks with no apparent problems, but I want to address my current glitch (involving the "Open URL" script command), and I would prefer having the latest version, in case the updates have addressed the issue.  Open URL will no longer open a pdf file with a url using the "file:///" protocol)

      (FYI: I am posting another glitch report on the current problem, and I will list v4.  I fully expect to get at least one response urging me to update. )

        • 1. Re: Update FMPRO 13


          Thank you for your post.

          FileMaker Pro 13.0v5 and FileMaker Pro 13.0v9 are nearly identical.  The only change was for a potential security risk accessing FileMaker Server.

          Open URL works fine with a PDF using the file:/// protocol.  What error message are you receiving when you execute that script step?

          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Update FMPRO 13

            Thanks TSGal, I'll update to v9 soon.  

            When I hit the button to run the script (one step) using the Open URL command for a Web page (file:///) or Web site (http://) it opens a browser and goes to the link/location in the script.  When I do that for a .pdf file (file:///;) nothing happens. (no error message)

            It used to open a new tab, if Google Chrome was already open, or launch Foxit if no browser was open.



            • 3. Re: Update FMPRO 13

              johnp1 - 

              What if you format your Open URL request like this (use // instead of ///)


              The fact that nothing is happening usually means that the path syntax is incorrect and therefore the file (PDF) cannot be located and opened.

              FileMaker, Inc.