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you cant. run times run in their own sandbox
FileMaker needs to fix this.
It's not a mistake.
Put in a product idea.
FileMaker does NOT need to fix this and won't. A runtime is a standalone application. That's like saying "why isn't Chrome related to IE?" They may do similar things but each is an independent application.
Perhaps if you use same bind key for both runtime, it can access another file.
Why bother with a relational database that can't do relations? It's like "Our database also also comes in a kiddie's version." ooooooohh bad dog, bad dog.
Are you talking about using a data separation model? when you create the runtime, there is an add button. Load both files. Then create the runtime. When you start it you will get an error, you can then browse to the fmpur file for the second database and it will work from thereon...
You seem to be confused about some very basic features of FileMaker design.
Layouts don't call layouts.
A file may have many TABLES, and the table relationships are determined by the relationship graph.
Layouts display fields from table occurrences.
Layouts may display fields from related tables as well.
ExecuteSQL can also be used to gather data from tables that are not related.
Layouts don't call layouts. You're right and I know it. What I meant was I expected a runtime solution to be able to use relationships to get data from one layout to another. My tongue took a shortcut.
You said you understand that layouts don't call layouts. Then you claimed again that you want to get data from another layout. Relationships connect table occurrences. Layouts can display data from their base table occurrence and related table occurrences.
It might be good to get some basic FileMaker training.
But runtimes DO all this.
Ok, going to try to clean this thread up since at some point this will come up on someones google search when the need an answer....
You can "Call" (access as an external data source... ie data separation model...) one solution from another in a runtime
This is assuming you have already connected (mapped) the relationships to the Data Table.
you then simply click ADD and select the second file.
Now create the run time and you will two different fmpur files in there.. I have done this on several apps and everytime I boot the UI App up for the first time I get an error saying the data file is not found. It lets you map to it and stores it after that.
I have not found the official documentation for this and if anyone knows where it is at I would appreciate a link as will future users... Thanks
I'm with BruceRobertson on this one.
Their are inconsistencies in the OPs' questions and follow up posts that show a need to learn some more about FM.
You can bundle multiple FMP files into a single run time but you can not call one run time bundle from another.
Getting layouts to show the right data is FM 101.
Layouts don't call layouts. You're right and I know it. What I meant was I expected a runtime solution to be able to use relationships to get data from one layout to another. My tongue took a shortcut."
Runtimes DO use relationships.. what do you mean here?
To get satisfactory responses one has to ask precise questions.