Do you have Filemaker Server ADVANCED?
Kim, it seems that you are talking about 3 different things:
1) if you are using fmgo12, then you are on "network" access, not "web" access. Go is a "client" to the FM server. (or files on the Go can be standalone (no networking).
2) You use XML if you make xml queries (via browser). Or if you make PHP calls to the database you get back XML, but the PHP API handles it (also via the browser). You must write the PHP (or use another web application to read the xml). These are not included and you can get more information on CWP (custom web-publishing) in the documentation for FMServer (either version)
3) IWP is Instant Web Publishing and may be done with FMPro (standard or advanced). Or if you use IWP with FMServer, only the Advanced version can be used. If you see it "greyed" out, then you cannot use Instant Web Publishing.
See these documents <http://www.filemaker.com/support/product/documentation.html>:
- FileMaker Server 12 Custom Web Publishing with PHP
- FileMaker Server 12 Custom Web Publishing with XML
- FileMaker 12 Instant Web Publishing Guide
This doesn't sound like a web publishing issue.
If you are wanting to allow FM Go access outside your LAN (or on the WAN) then make sure all the networking allows for it, including allowing access through your firewall on the appropriate ports and so on.
Yes. Using Advanced.
As I understand it FmGO 12 is for accessing via internet . To quote from the FMP web page : "For real time data exchange, securely connect to databases hosted on Filemaker Server via the internet...."
If you dont have web server, you can only run on a backup version of your database - I have done that for a couple of years.
Now I want the direct access option, hence the investment in the FMP server. I want my clients to be able to do their quotes from their ipads, wherever they are. Did you know the Go12 App is now free ?
I am running 12 on the Advanced option. Right now, I think my problem is an access iussue as referred to the post by logicurio.
Thanks for the links - I will follow them and see if the solution is there.
Yes Kim, I just wanted you to understand that you do NOT need to have WEB publishing (xml, php, or webserver) enabled to have FMGo12 be able to see the database on your FMServer 12 (or FMServer Advanced 12). IF you have these enabled, for security reasons, you'll probably want to disable them!
FMGo12's simply a "client" of the server (or standalone), and following logicurio's advice is great!
Let us know if you have other questions.
OK. Now I am officially confused.
On FmGo, I can access the databases fine, so yes, as a "client" of the server we are OK provided we are on the network.
I am still getting nowhere on the WAN access - internet access.
I have been into the router and changed settings to acommodate the dyn dns (as my IP is not static).
In Security & priacy - firewall is off.
Ports are all set to 80 which seems to be the common setting.
I still think Mike is correct, and is an access issue. Time to call in an expert. I will report back once that is done.
I think maybe you're confusing "internet" with "web". When you say "web" it implies "web browser" where "internet" is any traffic that uses the internet, regardless of what port or transport, etc.
Port 80 is the default port for web browsers. Filemaker clients will need access to port 5003.
Refer to this help document for more:
Hope this helps...
Read the installation guide again. Ports must be opened. If you can see the file on your internal network, but not an external network (internet) then you must verify that you have your router and firewall(s) set to see outside the internal network.
Yes, let us know how it goes.
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Thanks guys. I now have an even bigger problem. I cant log into the server. I am going to try a separate post and get back to this once resolved.
To report back on this, the main problem was a router which was reluctant to allow port opening, combined with a backward service provider who could not assist and could not provide a fixed IP. Have now changed to new ISP, got fixed IP, got them to open the correct ports and the result is everything works beautifully.
Thanks to all that took the time to assist.