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Connecting two databases located on an external server

Question asked by precociousninja on Apr 13, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 13, 2010 by precociousninja


Connecting two databases located on an external server


Hello all,


I am using


- Filemaker Pro 10 Advanced

- Mac OS 10.5.8


I have two databases on an external server (that I have access to) and I am trying to connect the two databases. 


I want to be able to have a value set list that automatically changes when we add tour dates for the bands on our label.  The tour dates are changing regularly (being added) and I want them to automatically be added to a field that lists all the possible shows in a different database where we document all the press they receive about their shows.  That second database has the drop down menu with the value set as referenced before.


I have tried to use the file ->manage->external data sources dialog, but the file path examples given all seem to be for files on the local host.


The path I use to access my files on the database when I "Open Remote" is an IP looking something like this "" (that's not the IP, I was just giving an example).  Then it shows all the databases which have one word names like "tour" Anyhow, what should the file path connection look like if I use this function? Is this the correct function to use?


We are not using any sort of instant web publishing.


I would consider myself between a beginner-intermediate level user of filemaker. 


Thanks in advance for the help,