open database automatically
Is there a way to open a particular database automatically every time I open Filemaker? I am using FMP 11 Advanced. Thanks for the help!
Not as far as I know. Why do you need this? (Perhaps there's a different approach that will serve.)
Thanks for the reply. All of the users use one database, and only a few use more than one. I wanted the database we all share to open automatically instead of using the Quick Start Screen, or having to navigate to the remote server. I have then created a custom menu so the users that need to get to other databases can use their favorites menu. I know Access will let you do this and I like having this feature. I suppose it is no big deal to select it from the Quick Start, but if they only use this one database I thought it would be nice if it could open automatically. Thanks for any additional advice.
If the file is hosted on a server:
Create a small database file and put a copy of it on every desktop.
Write a script that uses Open File to open the hosted file.
In File Options for this file, specify that this simple script run when the file is opened.
When a user double clicks this file, the hosted file will automatically open on their screen.
If this were a local file, you can simply place a short cut or alias to the local file on your desktop.
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