3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2013 10:35 AM by maddy

    Filemaker Remote Shortcut

    bbranco

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      Filemaker Remote Shortcut

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      Is there a way to setup a shortcut on the user's desktop so they can just open a database that is on a Filemaker Server?  This is in Filemaker 10.

       

        • 1. Re: Filemaker Remote Shortcut
          mrvodka
            

          See if this helps.

           http://thefmkb.com/5296

           

           

           

          • 2. Re: Filemaker Remote Shortcut
            davidanders
              

            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:
            fmnet:/www.yourserver.com/database
            or
            fmnet:/80.12.12.123/database

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            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"
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            This is good instructions for creating the "opener" db file

            http://filemakertoday.com/com/showthread.php?t=10569

             





            • 3. Re: Filemaker Remote Shortcut
              maddy

                   Hey David,

                   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?