I don't have 11 anymore - but you should be able to find the FM Help article "Opening files using a URL". This article provides several examples of how to use the fmp protocol to open files using user names, passwords, scripts, and parameters.
You looks logged in as non-full access account, or some script is running. (menus are grayed)
So without using FM, you can make "internet shortcut" on any place of each computer, then set the URL as
a few pointers to using FMP7 protocol:
this may also help:
As others have said, create a shortcut that points to the URL:
fmp7://youraccountname:password@the server IP address/databasename
which will open it directly, or just use:
fmp7://the server IP address/databasename
Note that the first shortcut is insecure, in that the account name and password are in plain text and can be read by anyone.
A more secure (and potentially more flexible) way is to create a small FM Opener File, and treat it like a shortcut. Create in your proper file a very low-level account name and password. Have your Opener file automatically open itself with that same account. Set a script to run on start up that opens the proper Server file, then closes itself down. The user will seem to have double-clicked on the real file, and automatically open it. Have a Log In button on the welcome screen, so the user can then elevate themselves as appropriate.
You can leave out the convenience (to the user) of the same account name and password trick, and just confront them with the usual log-in dialogue box whenever the Opener File opens the correct Server File.
For what it's worth, I find the easiest way is to create a little launcher file which has the Server file(s) as an external data source. I set this up with a startup script that runs when the file opens, which does the following:
1. Opens the launcher file on a splash layout
2. Runs the startup script in the external file
3. Closes itself
This launcher file can be installed on each client machine, and each user then opens it whenever they want to get access to the Server files.
Thank you for your post. You sound like you have a good understanding of
what I'm looking for.
I keep getting links for the Previous discussions that didn't work and I
don't quite understand the "SCRIPT CREATION"
I'm gong to ask you to take look at the attached and following and let
me know if you have any suggestions.
/If you don't have the time or the interest I understand. /
Attached is a basic Launcher file with a script to perform its task. If you want to use this you will need to do the following:
1. Open the file
2. Go to File > Manage > External Data Sources, and follow the prompts there to locate the file you want to launch (i.e. the one on your Server)
3. Go to Scripts > Manage Scripts, select the Launch Script and click the Edit button
4. Click on the step Open File [<unknown>], click on the Specify button and choose the external file you just installed at step 2 above.
5. Go to File > File Options and in the Open/Close tab check Perform Script and select the Launcher Script.
That's it. Next time you open the Launcher file the script will run and your external file will be opened. You can then install this file on any client computer that needs to access the Server file.
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