Jump to content

just trying to test a form

This topic is 8382 days old. Please don't post here. Open a new topic instead.

Recommended Posts

First make sure you have Filemaker Pro running, and the database open in which you want the form to send data to.

You should also put your .html document inside the 'Web" folder within Filemaker Pro's Folder. There should also be some hidden fields that tell the filemaker application, which database to send this information to. Here is some sample code:

<form method="POST" action="FMPro">

<INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-db" VALUE="dbase_name.fp5"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-format" VALUE="results.htm"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-lay" VALUE="layout_name"><INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="-error" VALUE="error_page.htm">

Link to comment
Share on other sites

yes, I have made sure that the format files are in the Web folder. Then I've tried making my path like this (.../FMPro) since the app is in a the parent directory of the Web folder. But that does not make a difference. Could this have anything to do with the version? I'm using fm 4.1, and yet when I use the Web Companion to make tags, it names my db files as if they were created in fp3, for example event.fp3...

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I'm trying to test a sample form I've created through the Web companion. I'm new to this and completely clueless when it comes to publishing FMpro dbs on the Web. The problem is with my action tag in the initial page.


This tag was generated by the companion, but it can't be right, because the browser gives me an error message that it cannot locate FMPro. I've tried changing the path to the actual filemaker.exe, (example ../FileMaker Pro.exe) but then microsoft ie wants to download the application.

I'm not yet trying to put the web files in the air. I'm just trying to test these files on my own computer, but the browser cannot find FMPro, and I'm not sure how to point it in the right direction. I know that there must be a simple answer...


Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

This topic is 8382 days old. Please don't post here. Open a new topic instead.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.