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Error 959 when using the Filemaker API

Question asked by daveatoh on Jul 1, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 1, 2016 by daveatoh

Hoping someone here is experienced with the Filemaker API and will have a solution to an irritating problem that's developed since an upgrade.

 

We've implemented a script for a client that pulls data from their Filemaker instance over the Filemaker API and imports it as content in their PHP-based website. All worked well until they upgraded to Filemaker Server 15 (on OS X El Capitan), after which the image URLs (the value of the image field when a record is fetched) that are returned no longer work.

 

The URLs previously returned image data, but now they just give an XML document like the following:

 

<fmresultset version="1.0"><error code="959"/><datasource database="" date-format="" layout="" table="" time-format="" timestamp-format="" total-count="0"/><metadata/><resultset count="0" fetch-size="0"/></fmresultset>

 

Error 959 looks to mean like a certain technology or setting is disabled, but our client is unable to find anything related switched-off in their settings. What do we need to advise them to do to get images working again? Or is there a different way of fetching images over the API in the new version, perhaps?

 

Many thanks in advance for any thoughts or assistance.

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