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Internet browsers, SQL and .NET API with FileMaker Server

Question asked by MartinBridges on Oct 17, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2013 by nickorr

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?