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FileMaker Pro peer-to-peer mode question

Question asked by SchmyeBubbula on Feb 5, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2010 by mrvodka


FileMaker Pro peer-to-peer mode question


First-time user trying to decide which version of FileMaker to buy:


If I bought FileMaker Pro Advanced, which is supposed to let one save-out databases as standalone runtime apps, can those runtime apps be operated in "FileMaker Pro peer-to-peer mode," allowing those clients to access the same host database?


Wait a minute, if we're wanting several people to be able to work on a single networked database host, it would be silly to distribute runtime apps that all contain redundant data, when only the host's data is the common target. Maybe what I'm really trying to ask is whether there's a runtime app that can operate in "FileMaker Pro in peer-to-peer mode," and can be freely distributed to users. The purchased FileMaker Pro Advanced would be the only one on which development is done, and serve as the network host.


Or does a separate copy of FileMaker have to be purchased even for network clients (on which no development is done)? Or does regular FileMaker Pro (not Advanced) include a standalone runtime app that's freely distributable?