The file recovery feature is a good utility but it does not always fix the
problem. To really clear up corruption you can try and clone the database,
with no records and then export all of your data in dbf or tab format. The
export strip away much of the coding that might be corrupt. Then open the
clone and import the data.
FileMaker can work in small groups over file sharing but using the server is
really the way to go. The server has a backup utility that will backup your
files automatically which also helps in the event of corruption. If you are
using regular backup software you need to be sure to close your files before
the backup starts. FileMaker's backup utility closes the files automatically
and then reopens them after the backup.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Carper" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 16, 2002 9:53 AM
Subject: Concerns about Filemaker on a network
> I was wondering if anyone can tell me how stable file maker pro is when
> running on a network. My concerns are the result of a program that our
> nurses are using to track health records which was writen in file maker.
> We have had nothing but problems with file corruption. I have to
> rebuild files manually at least once a month and on serveral past
> occassions even rebuilding the files did not repair all records. The
> health program was writen in 5.0 and is running through 5.5 loaded on
> each users desktop.
> Given the problems that I have encountered with this one program I
> would be very leary of using this product on a network for student
> I would love any advise which may help understand why the nursing
> program corrupts so often. I have developed database program in several
> other systems and never experienced the level of error that I have with
> file maker.
> Thank you,
> Michael carper
> >>> [log in to unmask] 10/15/02 09:00AM >>>
> We are in our second year of recording standards electronically. Our
> management system is SASIxp which does not handle grading by standards
> so we
> also created a standards-based report card using FileMaker Pro. If you
> like to know more or get a demo copy to look at contact Kevin Bataille
> <[log in to unmask]>. It does more than reporting standards.
> Roger Crowley
> Technology Coordinator
> Main Street Middle School
> Montpelier, VT 05602
> On 10/15/2002 8:10 AM, "Bill Kimball"
> <[log in to unmask]>
> > Cindy et al -
> > We have been looking at this for two and half years here at Lamoille
> > South. The current problem is that e-class can be made to grade by
> > standards, but WinSchool does not have the storage capability to keep
> > historical record of each student achieving each standard.
> > will only hold 200 additional fields for each student. If I recall
> > correctly, there are 360+ standards for student to achieve.
> > So what is our solution? We are creating Filemaker Pro databases
> > interact with WinSchool to track Students via standards.
> > If you would like to know more e-mail me back channel.
> > Bill
> > +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > Bill Kimball
> > Information Technology Director
> > Lamoille South Supervisory Union
> > P.O. Box 340
> > Morrisville, VT 05661
> > (802)-888-4541
> > (802)-888-6710 fax
> > www.morrisville.org
> > www.stowe.k12.vt.us
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: School Information Technology Discussion
> > [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Cindy O'Hara
> > Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 1:12 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Winschool and Standards Based Report Cards
> > Greetings...
> > Have any Winschool users been successful in creating and using a
> > standards
> > based report card? Additionally, is anyone using Winschool for
> > of
> > assessment data...successfully?
> > Thanks,
> > Cindy O'Hara
> > Operations Supervisor
> > St. Albans Town Educational Center