Can I import Account Names from a 'Live' file into an updated Clone?
I have a small distribution of an FM10 file typically used peer-to-peer on Windows, but as its popularity grows it will doubtless be used with FM Server. I have included via a script the ability for the 'Local DBA' to add their own User Names. Meantime, I have been developing additional features in the original file, and will eventually distribute that update to each of the Local DBAs. I want to avoid (at all costs) giving out a top-level access password that would allow someone else full access to all Accounts and Privileges, etc. My thinking so far is that I can only distribute the updated Clone with the original basic set of Account Names and then expect each Local DBA to 1) remember, and 2) re-enter correctly, their customised list of local users. The next-worst option I have is for me to visit all of the remote sites and note the custom list of users before I import their data, then I re-create the list of User Names again. Is there a Design Function that would let me list all of the active Account Names? That at least would be a help to data entry.
This strikes me as something that commercial developers must encounter all the time - when they release an updated version of their solution, how do they minimise the disruption to their clients by re-creating the client's Account Name list?
Most of the local networks are not on a Domain, so authentication via another server is not an option for me.
Thanks for your help,