Access File on server as an external data source

Discussion created by jimc1 on Nov 27, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 30, 2017 by jimc1

I have a file on a remote server that I can open from home using its IP address in the Host tab of the Launch Center (FMP16 Advanced and Windows 10). I need to use this same file as an External Data Source defined in Manage External Data Sources. I have copied the file from the server to Dropbox, and can access it there.


I have gotten the Manage External Data Source to accept file path: fmnet:/"ip address"/file name and file path: filewin:/"ip address"/file name. I didn't expect either to work, and they didn't. Is there a way to find an external data source on a server through the internet when I know the ip address and file name? This has worked with my file and the remote file residing in Dropbox so that they share the same relative path.


Thanks for your time and consideration,