6 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2015 7:01 AM by alecgregory

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

    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