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Using Account Name when there are multiple users logged on

Question asked by JoelMG on Sep 29, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 3, 2016 by JackRodges

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Using Account Name when there are multiple users logged on

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I'd like to have a Welcome layout that is individualized to user, using Get(AccountName) in a calculation that yields the user's first name.

If multiple users are simultaneously using the database (that I host on my workstation using regular FileMaker Pro), can the database running on the clients separately keep track of Account Name, so the correct user name is shown on client computers simultaneously?

I suppose this is true, but it is confusing.  If so, the software running on each client has this autonomy from the hosting computer - a resulting field of a given record can hold different values at the same time on the client computers, even though there is only one host.  Is this correct?

Thanks.  Joel

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