7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 17, 2013 2:59 PM by nickorr

    Internet browsers, SQL and .NET API with FileMaker Server

    MartinBridges

      I'm absolutely green when it comes to FileMaker and the internet. Save IWP which is limited to a handful of concurrent users. I know a .net developer who wants to see if he can use my hosted FileMaker 12 databases/tables to populate a web site he's developing. I've heard of a php front end can you do the same with .net?

       

      He writes...

      [1] Using your FileMaker database which uses an online service that you already have.

       

      [2] Connect to a table or tables in this database and run SQL queries on it so the returned dataset can be used to display information on a website hosted on my server running .NET

       

      [3] To do this the server you are using would need to allow a connection from an external server across the internet. Does FM Server dothis?

       

      [4] Alternatively and what would be much better is if the service that you are using has an API (a bit like eBay does) that provides a method for querying your database using something like a Web Service.

       

      Can you find out what services are available on the FileMaker server?

       

      Can anyone help me answer his questions? Or point me in the right direction?

       

      regards

      Martin