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Wild Card Character not Working in Hosted External FileMaker Data Source File Paths

Question asked by alecgregory on May 13, 2015
Latest reply on May 14, 2015 by alecgregory

Summary

Wild Card Character not Working in Hosted External FileMaker Data Source File Paths

Product

FileMaker Go

Version

14.0.1

Operating system version

iOS 8.3

Description of the issue

When attempting to open an external FileMaker file referenced using wild card notation, the external FileMaker file does not open.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1) Create 2 files
FileA: For running locally on an iOS device
FileB: For hosting on FileMaker Server on a LAN, accessible to the iOS device

2) In FileA, add FileB as an External Data source specified as follows:
fmnet:/*/FileB
3) In FileA, create a script named ScriptA that opens the external file FileB

3) Transfer FileA to an iOS device
4) Connect iOS device to local network that can see the FM Server hosting FileB
5) Run ScriptA in FileA on the iOS device

Expected result

External file opens

Actual result

External file fails to open with error 1 (user cancelled action)

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

The failure is silent but if you trap the error and display it in a custom dialog it is error 1 (user cancelled action)

Configuration information

The behavior is the same for FileMaker Server 13 and FileMaker Server 14

Workaround

Specify the IP address of FileB in FileA

Outcomes