Basically, one creates ALL database objects with FileMaker _Pro_ (or FileMaker Pro Advanced). Structure, functionality/functions, interface (forms, reports, listings - really everything. In FileMaker, 'layouts' are the thing to display the data, lets users enter/alter data,), etc.
The server does just deliver data and all the structure to clients, controls transactions and does backups in the background. There are some actions that a server can perform (server-side scripts started via schedules, run scripts on server instead of clients during runtime,)
Communication goes via 'FMNET' (FileMaker host to FileMaker clients) or via WebDirect, a brand new FileMaker method to involve web-clients (server needed; a FileMaker client can serve as host for fmnet as well (limited functionality, limited no of users)
One can also create a webinterface and get FM data from a FM server via php
Thanks so, so much for writing this up. Really appreciate!
I am trying to post a pic of what I mean, but just in case, here is the link:
The client wants these forms recreated on their site ( a different branch of the same company. This was programmed for a Netsuite system.) This new office has a Filemaker system which they want the data to flow into)
One can rebuild such a form in filemaker? with all the fields and the colors etc? or the colors need to be added w a Web Client such as Dreamweaver?
Or the form built can be exported / imported into Dreamweaver, for example?
BTW, any idea how long it would take someone to program a page like this in FM? Program meaning make it such that the info comes back to the clients email, once it has made into a web page, however that can be accomplished.
The person has to pay, after filling out this form. That would be thru PayPal system. That does not need a special server. Would forms such as this have to be hosted on a dedicated computer hosting the FM Server software? Or any server would do?
Any light you can shead would be greatly apprecaited.