Create shortcut in Windows to access/open FileMaker Server files.
A shortcut will be created on the desktop, try opening the remote server database by double clicking on the shortcut.Alternate way to create shortcut to open remote FileMaker Server files.
- Right click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut
- In the location of the item, type "fmp7://<Server Address>/<File Name>" and click Next
- Type in a name for the shortcut and click "Finish".
Double click the new empty database to directly open the remote database hosted at a FileMaker Server.
- Create an empty database with a startup script.
- In the startup script write the script step to open the actual remote database from the FileMaker Server.
FileMaker - Create a shortcut to a database on the FileMaker server
Simplify accessing remote databases by creating a shortcut.
You must find the name of the database you will be creating the shortcut for. The name will show up when you perform an "open remote..." from FileMaker Pro. Make note of the name listed on the right, you will need to enter it in the following steps.
- Right click on your desktop and select New -> Shortcut
- For the location type in "fmp7://filemaker.hslc.wisc.edu/" and click next
- Type in a name for the shortcut. This is what will appear on your desktop.
- Right click on the newly created shortcut and select "Properties"
- Edit the text in the URL field. fmp7://filemaker.hslc.wisc.edu/ should already exist. Append on to the end the name of your database. Case matters as do spaces. For example, the whole url field might look something like this: fmp7://filemaker.hslc.wisc.edu/My Database
- Click ok and try opening the shortcut by double clicking on it.
- Open up your web browser and type into the location bar: "fmp7://filemaker.hslc.wisc.edu/My Database Name" without the quotes. Replace "My Database Name" with the name of your database. The filename is case sensitive.
- Drag the icon from the location bar to your deskop. This will create a shortcut on the desktop.
- click once on the text of your new shortcut to rename it. Name the shortcut how you would like
- double click on the shortcut to open the database