You description is quite unclear, but I have a feeling that you need to share the same FileMaker file between two users. This could be done, as long as they both have FileMaker licence and on the same network.
Have a look at this:
We just purchased the latest version of File Maker Pro, I've created a template and it needs to be populated with a BUNCH of data. I have shared this template with my colleague and am trying to figure out if she puts in data on her version of the template, as this is not the server version, and I put in data in my version of the template, can we then take those two templates to make one final complete data base? So we're not sharing files, just trying to figure out the fastest way to populate our data base.
Thank you for your help.
If the table structure is the same, you can import one filemaker file into another copy of the same file.
HOWEVER, you should set up your table's primary and foreign keys to use UUIDs, since you will end up with duplicate non-unique values if you try to use numeric serial numbers.
Mike, You lost me at HOWEVER! you might as well be speaking a foreign language, It was as much as I could do to create this template, I have no idea what primary & foreign keys or UUIDs are!!
This isn't really the place for basic training, but it sounds like you need to brush up on some fundamentals.
I'd recommend going through both the basic and advanced filemaker training series:
primary and foreign keys are basic fundamentals of a relational database system.
Here's an hour long intro to filemaker video that might help you out in understanding some of these fundamentals:
+1 to Mike Beargie
It sounds like you are adding data to two separate FileMaker files. Import should not be a problem, but you need some understanding of what you do. FileMaker is quite easy to pick up and Mike provided a few good links here.
Another option is to get a local FileMaker developer who would help you to merge the files and setup sharing for the future. He should be able to provide some training as well.