1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 22, 2011 11:14 AM by philmodjunk

    Who is using the database



      Who is using the database


      Trying to find a method for obtaining information on who is currently signed on the the database.  We have two databases, soon to be three.  Using the GET function, I can find the number of users, but I would like to find out who those users are.  We are currently hosting from a designated PC with 6 users.

        • 1. Re: Who is using the database

          If you installed FileMaker Server, you can find the current user names accessing each file listed in the Server Console.

          With FileMaker Pro as the Host, you'd need to add a table and code to log the name of each user (or their account names) each time they open the file. You can use File Options to select a script that will run when the file opens. The script can use Get ( UserName ) and/or Get ( AccountName ) to enter the name(s) and the date/time they accessed the file. A similar script set to run when the file closes, can then log them back out in this same table. Please note that there is no way to log out a user if their copy of FileMaker crashes or they are otherwise forced out of the hosted file.