9 Replies Latest reply on Sep 19, 2016 3:49 PM by shmert

    Opening local FM file with Open URL



      Opening local FM file with Open URL


      Hi all,

      I have tried to find an answer to my problem, but with not much success.

      What I want to do is to script opening local Filemaker files with Open URL. By using the command Open file, I need to set up sources for all the my local files (+90 of them), and then the process is not easily expandable for additional dbs.

      I have made an opener file, that works great with opening server hosted files (with Open URL script step), but if I want to use the same opener for opening local files, I cannot find what the path should look like. Open File script step cannot use variables, where for Open URL I am using it to change the path, based on the record I am currently in.

      I have tried:

      fmp://Mac HD/users/...../db.fmp12

      file:///Mac HD/users/...../db.fmp12


      I am on FM13. If anyone has a suggestion for me to try, I'll be glad to listen/read about it. Using the File menu command is not practical, because it requires couple of clicks for each db to be opened. I need something to be scripted, that is scalable, so if I add a new db, all I need to do is add a new record, and all should work fine. That is what I have for my hosted files now, but not for my local files.

      I need my local files, because I often make DDRs for BaseElements reports.

      Thank you.