Many small businesses take advantage of FileMaker Pro’s ability to host up to 5 clients from a copy of FileMaker Pro, rather than invest in the more pricey FileMaker Server. Recently, I encountered just such a client who wanted to add some document management features to their solution and I wasn’t sure they would be able to do this without investing in FileMaker Server. Since I had already raved up FileMaker Pro 12/13’s greatly improved document management capabilities, I decided to dig in and see if it could still be done using just FileMaker Pro clients.
In my tests, I found that it is, in fact, possible to set the home directory to store PDFs on the ‘server’ (which is running only FileMaker Pro client software). I uploaded a file from another FileMaker Pro client over the network and ‘Eureka!’, FileMaker Pro intelligently stores that PDF in the specified home directory on the designated ‘server’.
Doug and his comapny HomeBase Software Publishing Ltd., provides consulting, design, and development services for FileMaker Pro-based local area network database applications. We build custom solutions for companies and non-profits organizations. Our main tool is FileMaker Pro database software.
As founding publisher and editor of The Computer Paper, Douglas Alder started Canada Computer Paper Inc., in 1988 and grew the publication from a startup of 30,000 copies a month in Vancouver to the dominant computer publication in Canada, with an estimated readership of over 1,000,000 (circulation 350,000) per month across Canada and millions in sales.
Doug is one of favorite FileMaker Authors and Canadians! To find many more in depth articles from Doug and some must have tools and services from Homebase visit their site at the link below:Website: hbase.net