create a fileref for the remote file to open in your launcher file.
indicate the fileref in the script which opens the remote file.
for instance a fileref for a file called database.fp7 on a remote server may look like this:
this is how it ended up working best:
Make a new shortcut on the desktop and in the location box enter something along the lines of:
"fmp7://myservername.com/myFMPfilename.fp7"When activated this shortcut will open FMP 7 or 8 and open the DB requested.
If you want "auto" login features use the syntax of:
"fmp7://myusername:mypassword@.../myFMPfilename.fp7"========================This is good instructions for creating the "opener" db file
I am also looking for a solution to create a desktop shortcut to open a remotely stored fileMaker database. My remote server's format looks like this: "fmnet:/mars.........edu/databasename. I am using FileMaker 12.
I saw some of the solutions and try to follow it. I created a desktop shortcut and gave a location I got from File->Send->Database Link.
The link I got is different: "fmp://mars........edu/Database.fmp12". I used this link as my location.
The problem I got is that, FileMaker is opening but I not the database.
Can you explain me the exact steps to create a shortcut to open remote database?