Workaround for FMS URL Rewrite Causing Hosted .JS Files to be Missing

  • Who: Anyone who created a web app and wants to place the web app resources files (.js, .css, assets/, etc.) in the FMS conf folder to host on the FM server.
  • What: Workaround for FMS URL Rewrite causing hosted web files like .js and .css to be missing from all other web sites hosted on the server.
  • With: FileMaker Server 19.4+
  • Why: Recent FileMaker Server versions add an aggressive URL Rewrite to the web server which redirects common web app resource files to the localhost address:  This causes all other web apps on the server to redirect these resources as well, making these files unavailable to the other sites fully breaking all other sites using these kinds of files.

How to Query a FileMaker Portal Via the Data API

  • Who: Anyone who is using the FileMaker Data API and needs to query (find) data within a portal.
  • What: How to Query a FileMaker Portal Via the Data API
  • With: FileMaker Server 17+
  • Why: As of 11/2019, the FileMaker 18 Data API documentation does not show a specific example of how to do a find in a portal.