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What looks at first like a simple issue:

I'm trying to access an fp5 database through IE 5. The message when I hit the link is:

*Unable to process your request because the database "my_database.fp5" is not open.*

Clearly it *is* open (in Filemaker), the web companion is set for custom web page and web security, and the web security database is open and has an entry to include "my_database.fp5". I've included a user name and password for myself.

I've searched Filemaker's documentation and can find few references to what constitutes a database being *open*, other than the file being open in filemaker.

Any ideas?

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In the offendinh databse, choose Sharing from the File menu and make sure that Web Companion is checked. The file can be opened, but not be shared with WC.

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Thanks for the response.

The web companion is checked in the offending file. The web security database has an entry for the file, and a user ID for me to use.

I'm beginning to wonder if this is a bug with IE5, Win2000 and filemaker.

LS

[ March 28, 2001: Message edited by: driven ]

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Finally!

You're right Anatoli. A syntax error in one of the URL queries:

*WRONG* & Last_Name=johnson&-sortField=Creation_Date...

*RIGHT* &Last_Name=johnson&-sortField=Creation_Date...

The space after the first ampersand caused the query to fail, with the *database not open* message. A tab doesn't cause a problem. I'm editing the project in MS-Dev-studio for the sake of the pretty colours, and I've gotten lax with my whitespace from coding in C++.

Anyway, looks like it works, so thanks to all for the help.

LS

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