Is FileMaker 17 Missing Features?

By May 25, 2018 One Comment
As Platinum Partners, our team at Soliant has been testing with the FileMaker 17 platform for months prior to the release. While exploring it, one of my biggest fears was related to the new Admin Console – would people conclude that certain features were no longer available?

Case in point, this post from the FileMaker Community Forum:

Screenshot of post from the FileMaker Community

Post from the FileMaker Community Forum about the Admin Console in FileMaker 17.

This feature in question has not been removed from FileMaker Server 17. However, to use it, you must leverage the updated Admin CLI (command line interface) or the brand new Admin API.

You can toggle this particular setting through the following CLI command from Terminal on macOS or the command line box on Windows:

fmsadmin set serverconfig securefilesonly=false

More on the Admin CLI & Admin API

You can learn more about the commands available through the CLI and the new Admin API in whitepapers available on the FileMaker forum.

Make sure to download them and keep them handy for when you need to adjust a setting on FileMaker Server but can’t seem to find it in the Admin Console.

FileMaker Server Feature Removal

A handful of features were removed from FileMaker Server. The online help for FileMaker Server 17, lists them here.

Next Steps in FileMaker 17

If you have any questions about how to find missing or moved features in FileMaker 17, please contact our team. We’re happy to help your team determine the best way to move forward with your FileMaker solution.

Wim Decorte

Wim Decorte

Wim is a Senior Technical Solution Architect at Soliant. He is a FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 Certified FileMaker Developer and the author of numerous Tech Briefs and articles on FileMaker Server. Wim is one of the very few multiple FileMaker Excellence Award winners and was most recently awarded the FileMaker Community Leader of the Year award at the 2015 FileMaker Developer Conference. He is also a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference and at FileMaker Developer groups throughout the world. In addition to being a renowned expert on FileMaker Server, Wim also specializes in integrating FileMaker with other applications and systems. His pet project is the open source fmDotNet connector class that he created.

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