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FM server can't publish to the web with

web companion?

From looking at spec sheets and reading pdf

files and help files, it seems that FM server only does direct FM clients, not web publishing like FM Pro

(which, ironically, as the 'entry level' product,

does both)

There is some reference to using the

Web Companion in the documentaion, but it

looks like ANOTHER computer would have to run

FM pro, open the server hosted database remotely,

and the FM pro machine would publish to the web.

can this be true? two machines ? Am I missing

something?

Why is the 'server' version less functional than

the regular version?

any insight would be appreciated.

Is anyone else doing this, hosting a database

with FM server and also providing access to it

over the web?

thanks

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FM Server is pure and simple a database server (like SQL Server or Oracle, neither of which can do this either).

Filemaker Pro Unlimited (with Web Companion) is what is used to make databases served by FM Server available to the web site.

There are a whole slew of performance and security reasons why they chose to do it this way.

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quote:

Originally posted by Garry Claridge:

I would like to see Server and Unlimited combined. I guess this is for the Wish-List.

All the best.

Garry

What would you think would be a reasonable price to charge for such a combined application?

Old Advance Man

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quote:

Originally posted by Macman:

To add a question to this, can Unlimited be a client of Server and still broadcast over the web?

Yes it can be, and in many instances this is the required configuration. If you're coming to the FileMAker Pro Summit week after next, I'll be discussing this very issue in one of my presentations.

See the chart on the FMI web site as well.

HTh

Old Advance Man

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