newbie question on Pro Adv stand alone dbs - 01-06-2006 , 09:35 PM
Is there a way to create a database in filemaker, and then bundle it into a
stand alone DB that allows multiple users to use it at the same time?
For example, I would like to make an art database where 4 different artists
can use it at the same time from the network.
they really dont have the budget to each buy a copy of Filemaker - that
seems to be a costly solution just for network connectivity and the fact
they would never use filemaker for anything other than a "client
connection" to the DB I would make for them.
Mark M. Reed (mreed (AT) fusionmagic (DOT) com)
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Re: newbie question on Pro Adv stand alone dbs - 01-06-2006 , 11:34 PM
In article <Xns9743E5E9F9EA0mreedfusionmagiccom (AT) 216 (DOT) 196.97.142>, Mark
Reed <mreed (AT) fusionmagic (DOT) com> wrote:
users (less than 10) connecting at the same time:
- each person has their own copy of FileMaker Pro installed
which means you have to buy four licenses (a 5-pack
might be cheaper) or five if you need one as well.
One computer acts as a server, preferably doing nothing
else, but you can get away with also using it for other
things. The others connect via FileMaker's own networking,
not the file sharing built into the operating system.
- one computer has a copy of FileMaker Pro acting as a
local web server. Other computers connect over the network
using a web browser ... but this has some limited abilities,
especially if you know nothing about web programming.
With the more expensive FileMaker Pro Advanced you can create
standalone databases that can be used by people without a copy of
FileMaker Pro installed, but they are as the name suggests, standalone,
and can't be used by multiple user at the same time - it uses a freely
distributable cut-down version of FileMaker Pro that is missing the
networking, web and design abilities.
Hopefully helping harassed humans happily handle handiwork hardships ;o)