How are you selecting the file to which you want to set up your external data source?
Since it is hosted from a server (File maker pro or filemaker server; 10 or 11 makes no difference), you should use open remote to find and add your data source just like you were opening the file as a client. I suspect that you got this error by trying to usea shared directory to directly open the file instead.
first I > Manage/Remote File Sources/ > select remote "TWS_data" on host machine.
then on TOC of client dbl click on Table reference & select remote "TWS_data" as source.
"trying to use a shared directory" ?
when adding remote file source I used file selection GUI resulting in;
File Path: filemac;/jrx/Documents/filemaker/Current file/TWS_data.fp7
Please describe step by step how you got this entry entered in Manage | External data sources:
There's a typo there filemac; should be filemac: and the external data sources reference should be:
fmnet:/IP Address or DSN name here/TWS_data.fp7
What you have is a file path directly to the folder where the file is located instead of telling filemaker to connect to the hosting filemaker application and then to the hosted file.
With Window _ "Manage External Data Sources"
click on "NEW" button
TYPE > Filemaker
Add File... Button
I see where your going / ... now to set fmnet:/ hostIPAddress /TWS_data
host address could be URL when I finally move data to web ?
yes - ";" was my typo
Oh by the way
When you click the "add" button, click remote, select the server, then select the hosted file. This should add an "fmnet" entry to the external data source reference.
This reference, as far as I know, should work for both IWP and Filemaker client based users.