1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 23, 2010 12:42 PM by philmodjunk

    Internet Access

    MikeLeathem

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      Internet Access

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      Hi,

      Im just evaluating the product and really like what I see so far. But I want other people within the company to access the database on my MAC from PCS via the open internet.. ie other locations.

      Can this be done in Filemaker Pro?

      Thanks,

      Mike

        • 1. Re: Internet Access
          philmodjunk

          Yes, They can use FileMaker Pro and Open Remote... to connect to the file or there's an option called Instant Web Publishing (IWP) that permits access via a web browser.

          Either approach requires some extra work setting up port forwarding through your internet router. IWP eliminates the need for your other users to purchase FileMaker Pro, but provides a much more limited user interface and you have to make sure none of your scripts use steps that are incompatible with web publishing.

          FileMaker offers a 30 day free trial copy. If you haven't already, download it and give it a whirl. You'll be able to experiment with both forms of access using your trial copies to get an idea on what's required.