4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2012 5:27 PM by TheMxMan

    No remote databases



      No remote databases


      FileMaker Pro


      FileMaker Pro Advanced 12.0v1

      Operating system version

      OSX 10.7.3

      Description of the issue

      When I do File/Open Remote... I don't see any server hosted files in Local Hosts.  If I add my server as a favorite I don't see any files listed for it.  If I specify our ldap server that has the FM server specified in it I don't see the server listed.

      All these work in my currently installed FMP A 11, FMP A 9.

      Our server is running FMS on OSX 10.5.7

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Try to open a remote file.

      Expected result

      The remote FileMaker Server and it's files should be listed.

      Actual result

      Neither the remote server or it's files are listed.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear





        • 1. Re: No remote databases

          Are you attempting to connect to a FileMaker 12 host?


          Keep in mind the fileformat changed so you will only be able to connect to 12 server or 12 client as a host.

          • 2. Re: No remote databases

            Hi Technology Dept:

            Thanks for submitting your post.

            The FileMaker Pro 9, 11/FileMaker Server 10 configuration works correctly because they share the same file format: .fp7.

            FileMaker Server 12 introduced a new file format, .fmp12.  Because of this, previous versions can not host or edit .fmp12 files and vice versa. So, in order for FileMaker Pro 12 to see files in Open Remote, the files must be in .fmp12 format and hosted by FileMaker Pro 12 or FileMaker Server 12.

            Hope this helps.

            FileMaker, Inc. 

            • 3. Re: No remote databases


              Which braniac programmer decided to do that?...because now we can't use FMP 12 because of some other machines running FM Pro 11!

              Why bother?


              • 4. Re: No remote databases

                WOW,  Really,  I just ran into this myself.... The fact that they decided to change file formats doen't upset me..  i assume you have to do that every once in a while to add features...  but They should have A big BANNER plastered across the FM 12 page when you buy the upgrade.... that "ALL YOUR OLD DATABASES & HOSTED SERVERS WON"T WORK !!! " if you update .... WTF ??

                Jeeze,   Tom.....