4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2015 12:54 PM by malachydevlin

    Updating 2nd FM pro file from a FM go front end.

    malachydevlin

      Hi,

      I have an Ipad file that is primarily offline and I am setting it up to connect to a hosted solution over Wi-Fi to update a few simple records.

      I know there are many ways to accomplish this but I wondered is my method a reasonable one.

      Its simple enough that I am creating an external source to a hosted filemaker file, creating a relationship to it and simply using SET field to update the related record.

      It works and I can easily catch the error if there is no live connection however my only issue with it is that I have to "hard code" the external file / address in external data sources.

      So when I send this to the client I will always have to be careful that I have their server address etc.

      With multiple clients and testing servers of my own this is a pain.

       

      Hopefully this is making sense..