1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 9, 2009 11:38 AM by Jade

    Can you use network sharing in a standalone (runtime) database

    ianmanning

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      Can you use network sharing in a standalone (runtime) database

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      I am writing a database to generate quotations I will be using ODBC to extract data from our SQL stock database.

      We have two copies of Filemaker Pro advanced but about 6 people will need to be able to either add new quotations or view existing quotations.

      Can I generate a standalone runtime application or will all six need a copy of filemaker.

       

      Would I need a copy of filemaker server?

       

      Thanks

      Ian

        • 1. Re: Can you use network sharing in a standalone (runtime) database
          Jade
            

          Hi Ian,

           

          These are the salient points cited from the Development Guide.

           

          …key differences between the runtime application and 

          FileMaker Pro include the following: 

           …

          FileMaker Pro File Sharing, serving a database on the web, or 

          communicating with a Java applet requires FileMaker Pro or 

          FileMaker Pro Advanced. You can, however, use a compatible version 

          of FileMaker Server to serve runtime solution files. 

          Runtime applications cannot be shared over a network. 

          Runtime applications don’t support external SQL data sources.

           

          Since you plan on 6 users, you will probably need FileMaker Server.