1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 12, 2009 4:53 PM by etripoli

    how to detect the os of someone connecting with filemaker pro

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      how to detect the os of someone connecting with filemaker pro

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      We have a filemaker pro 10 advanced server hosting the database. clients connect to it with filemaker pro 10 on windows and mac pc's. We are trying to figure out how to write a script to detect the os of the connecting machines in order to run a calculation to give them the right path.

       

      We found Get(SystemPlatform) but that returns the server OS, not the client OS.

       

      Can anyone help?

        • 1. Re: how to detect the os of someone connecting with filemaker pro
          etripoli
            

          Here's why:

           

          Get functions that evaluate the same on client and host machines
          When you log in to a networked database as a desktop or web publishing client, your client machine transfers much of its current status to the host machine. This transfer of status information enables the host machine to return the same value as the client machine for remote finds and joins that use the following Get functions:

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          Get(SystemVersion)
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          Workaround might be to use Get (DesktopPath) or Get (DocumentsPath), and see if starts with FileMac or FileWin.