There should be no ip addresses in your External Data Source if all the files are on the server and within the same folder on the server. Also, extensions are not necessary. The format should just look like this:
If all your databases are stored on the same place, all you need is File:Databasename instead of ip-number. That means you can then take your entire solution and move in between different FMS
If you use FMP15v2, make sure you do not end up with the font bug. You can read more about it here
I find the easiest way is in the External Data Sources dialog, click on Add file, then browse for the file itself. Once it is added to the list, delete the old reference.
Thanks, I've been going through and changing all the Filepathes to File:DatabaseName. I understand the error of my ways now using IP address, was just hoping for an easy way to change them all at once like a Find and Replace.
While on the topic, will File:DatabaseName work if accessing the file from outside the LAN? For example if I had someone access the original FMP file using fmnet:/IP ADDRESS:5003/DataBaseName and then that file pointed to File:DatabseName2 would it work? or would I need to have 2 lines in the external Data Source list
The file:DataBasename is just a link in between the files and since they all are hosted on the same FMS, they will work great accessing from outside your LAN.
Thank you John! Good to know. I'll change all filepaths to File:DatabaseName going forward. That should simplify things