Open Server Based File

Discussion created by maestrodevelopment on Oct 27, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2015 by wimdecorte

Can Filemaker open a file that sites on a remote server but is not hosted by FileMaker or FMS? The file sits on a web hosting provider. So I cannot open their ports nor can I run Filemaker from there. So the file just sits on an accessible directory. I want to have a variety of remote FileMaker users open the file and do a small update. Never multi-user. Just access, update and exit. (Excel does this easily bu putting the file URL in the Open Dialog box and it opens the file.) FileMaker does not seem to allow this - the Open URL command just gets the file and downloads it. Any other method seems to require FM to host the file.