PART 2 OF THE PERFORM SCRIPT ON SERVER series from Vince Mennano. You’ll want to study this one as closely as Part One:
Are you ready to experience a whole new level of User Interaction?
Now, go ahead and drag the “BabyNamesInArizona.xlsx” file into the “Drag file to be imported here” area. Then all you need to do is exit the field and the server will take over.You’ll see that nice little progress spinner telling you that the server is busy doing something. Yeah, it sure is busy! It’s busy importing 101,767 records to be exact. The best part is that the FileMaker client on your computer is not running the import. It’s now running on the server.If you were to close your laptop and go home that import would continue to complete on FileMaker Server. Isn’t that cool?! I really think so.
This is cool way to force an import to happen on the Server side, which is much, much faster and not subject to ;netwrok interruptions,etc. Note that this appears to only work on a Mac server running FileMaker Server 13.