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"I uploaded the file unto the website"
What is suggested here does not do that. You open the file on your local computer and enable the needed options for Instant Web Publishing. Then you open your web browser on the same machine using the info you underlined. This is a method for testing the function of your database before you actually host it to the public so that you can resolve issues that might keep it from working for your users.
Thanks. I works! tried everything: localhost works better than the IP address. Wonderful!
But you are going to have to get the 'IP address' working when you come to share it with other users, inside or outside your network.
OK. I wil try that too.
Another question: the database is only for VIEWERS - no USERS. In that case: is the number of viewers unlimited?
I also saw that several times the homepage of IWP is not available.
Thnaks for your remarks.
'Viewers' or 'users' are all 'Connections' - the number of simultaneous connections is the limiting factor.
If you have not modifiied or removed the homepage that was installed with the Filemaker installation then it will open the default IWP page. It is in the Filemaker folder in 'Programs', in the Web folder.
I found nothing else but READ ME in de Web folder of FMP11. I bought it online decemkber 2010. I copied now the homepage IWP to this webfolder. It shows the following (see image). Is that correct now?
It could be. In your web browser go to localhost:591 and see if it loads the page. If you have a Filemaker file open and set to share with IWP you will see it listed on the page.
I get confused all over again. It worked fine until I checked to WEB folder. It seemde that before (wthout homepage in the WEBfolder) it worked correct....
I removed them again, like it was before.
The database I would like to show in IWP is on C:\
Should I remove that to the WEB folder perhaps?
You do not need to have any files in the Web folder - but if you want to place your own web-page (the page the users will see when they first log on) then it should be placed in that folder, and must be called IWP_Home.html If you have no files there it will launch IWP with the standard Filemaker IWP web page.
- Have you launched the Filemaker file?
- Have you enabled File -> Sharing -> Instant Web Publishing?
- While you are at that dialogue box, have you specified a privilege set of users who are allowed to access it?
- If you have done those steps, what do you see when you type in the address bar of your web browser the URL: localhost:591?
Launching the Filemaker file? Do you mean I have to leave it open all the time? That sounds very unpractical? I keep it closed...
Enabled File- sharing -> IWP = okee
Dialogue box: All users.
If I keep it open, there is no problem. I can see the file.
"Do you mean I have to leave it open all the time?" - well, something has to host the file...
"I can see the file." - is that your problem solved, then?
Yes! the problem is solved. But to understand you correctly: visitors (webviewers) are welcome to look at the file - anytime/anyday.
To make sure: Does that mean I have to leave my PC On and the file OPEN continuously - "forever"? - whenever they (webvievers) feel like it, they should be able to look into the database, which is a part of a website. Visitors (webviewers) like to see sometimes the database.
Soon I go away for three weeks, that means I have to leave in ON en the file open?
Thanx anyway for yout great help.