Using a hosted/shared database on the same network
I recently spoke with a FM service rep using the chat function on the support page and am looking for more information.
I was considering purchasing a FMP Server upgrade because I will soon need to have a hosted database using a PC with FilemakerPro Advanced 13 and an iPad with Filemaker Go that will be on the same network/in the same warehouse location. He explained that I should be able to use the functionality of FileMaker Pro Advanced to fit my needs. I have a database that is a modified version of the Invoice starter solution and I am worried that there will need to be additional scripts or something else added to the database that I am unaware of. My question is two parts:
1) Does anyone know if the starter solution needs any additional scripts in order to work as a hosted database/have 2 users connected to it simultaneously? We are planning on 1 person working on invoices with the iPad and eventually the user at the PC to print the Invoice when taking information from the customer.
2) If so is there a guide to setting up a shared/hosted database for use over a network? I've been told to read the FMPAdvanced 13 user guide (chapter 5) and this article on potentially sharing the database outside the network (though I'll cross that bridge when I get to it): http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/11922.
I am purchasing the iPad this weekend or the next and just want to cover my bases, any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
The starter solution can be shared. The starter solution is just that a starter, it is a starting point, you will most likely want to customize it to your business needs and add additional features. When you get to the point of setting up the network for outside access, this forum is full of information and with people that can answer your questions.