Why does my script work in FM Pro but not in Go?
I checked my script for iOS compatibility. It is fine. But it won't work in iOS. Any troubleshooting suggestions?
Thank you for your post.
Unfortunately, you don't provide enough information to let us know what your script is trying to accomplish.
You may be able to help yourself by placing some "Show Custom Dialog" script steps at strategic places in your script to ensure the preceding statements are working properly.
Thanks for your tip. I inserted custom dialog boxes. It stopped the script at each stage along the way for me.
I made some progress. I could see that the child source code field returned blank to me in Filemaker Go, but was full of text in Filemaker Pro Advanced. So I altered the script a little that gets the child source code. Now I am getting the child source code to appear in the field. I want to scrape information from this huge source code into various fields.
Now I can see what the problem was. Sometimes I am get an error message that says I am not able to select more than 64,000 characters.
Other times the source code doesn't go into the field. Is there any workarounds I can use with such a large source code.
Here is the main script and the subscript below.
Here is the main script
I don't actually need to see the source code. Would it help if I deleted it from the layout and that the source code was unseen?
Thank you for the additional information and screen shots.
If you don't need to see the see the child source code, do you need to use it? If so, you will still need to store the information in a field. If there is going to be more than 64,000 characters, is there a different URL that can be used to only extract a subset of the data?
Unfortunately that's the web page which I need to use. I don't need to see it. But I do need to scrape from it.
Is there a way to download the first 60,000 characters?
If you need to scrape from it, then you'll need to store it.
I have sent a message to our Development and Testing teams to see if this is a FileMaker Go limitation or an iOS limitation. I'll let you know when I receive a reply.
Testing referred me to page 18 of the FileMaker Go Development Guide:
Under the section "Considerations for data entry on a device" on page 18, it says "You can edit about 64K of text at a time." Therefore, a Text field is limited to 64K.
This is limited within FileMaker Go due to performance issues when manipulating large text fields.
Thanks for all of your efforts. Is there a way to import the first 64,000 characters only?
I've been trying to find a way to import the first 60,000 characters since you first asked a couple of posts ago, but after discussing this with other Support Technicians, no viable FileMaker Go solution could be found except to perform the "Insert from URL" script step under FileMaker Pro, and then move the data to FileMaker Go.
Are most of these "book" web pages larger than 64K characters?
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