5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2017 2:05 AM by okramis

    FMP URL, Multiple versions of FileMaker open

    IT_User

      Script: opens previous version of FM with "Open URL" and "Set Variable $file"

      (FMP URL asks to open the link in a different version of FileMaker.)

       

      I have several versions of FileMaker on my computer, but currently only have FileMaker 15 and 16 open.

      I have the default to open with FileMaker 16.

      When I have the file open in FileMaker 15, the FMP URL will ask to open FileMaker 16 (I think).

       

      Is there a way around this?

       

      (When I'm in FileMaker 16, it works fine, but sometimes need to work in FileMaker 15.)

        • 1. Re: FMP URL, Multiple versions of FileMaker open
          schamblee

          No, not that I know of.    It will open in the program that is set as the default app for fmp12 files and is what you describe.    FMP URL does not let you specify the version you want to run so the OS uses the default for that app.

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          • 2. Re: FMP URL, Multiple versions of FileMaker open
            JoelShapiro

            Hi Laura

             

            Unfortunately, this has been a problem since FM13 -- the second FM version after the FMP URL was released in v12.  There's an old Mac 'preference pane' that could be used to define which app to use with the fmp:// url, but even that only sets one default (and it's computer-based, not FM-file based).  I don't know of any way to have it open within whatever version is currently open :-P

             

            Best,

            -Joel

            • 3. Re: FMP URL, Multiple versions of FileMaker open
              Vincent_L

              Yes very annoying, especially in from web viewer, instead of triggering the script in the current filemaker (the one of the webveiwer), it triggers a script in another opened filemaker

              • 4. Re: FMP URL, Multiple versions of FileMaker open
                user19752

                Agreed to all.

                 

                I found additional protocols are registered that "fmpoauthA16" etc. Why FMI didn't do for "fmp16:" etc...?

                • 5. Re: FMP URL, Multiple versions of FileMaker open
                  okramis

                  If you're on Mac, there's a Preference Pane "RCDefaultApp", that let's you assign the URL-protocoll quite easy to another application:

                   

                  Rubicode - RCDefaultApp

                   

                  RCDefaultApp.jpg

                   

                  on Windows execute this registry-file:

                   

                  for FMP16:

                  =============================================================

                  Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

                   

                  [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FMP\shell\open\command]

                  @="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\FileMaker\\FileMaker Pro 13\\FileMaker Pro.exe %1"

                  =============================================================

                  for FMP13:

                  =============================================================

                  Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

                   

                  [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FMP\shell\open\command]

                  @="C:\\Program Files\\FileMaker\\FileMaker Pro 16\\FileMaker Pro.exe %1"

                  =============================================================

                  change the path to the exe to your installation (backslashes have to be escaped "\\")

                   

                  best regards

                  Otmar

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