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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Remote Opener fails after restart

    I'm using Filemaker 7 Pro. I have an opener file that opens a shared database on the server and then closes itself. Whenever I restart one of the client machines, and run the opener file, it shows a blank screen like it's loading something, then just closes and leaves me with nothing. If I manually do a File->Open Remote and open the database it works. After that I can close Filemaker and try opening the opener fileand it works just fine. Once I restart though, I'm back to the same problem.

    Any ideas? This is causing a real problem around the office since the users aren't savvy enough to go through a whole process just to open the file.

    Thanks in advance,
    Noah

  2. #2
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    You don't state wether this is FM server or just a peer to peer.
    If p2p maybe the server isn't actively connected before the first action and is afterwards.

    On a pc you may not be aware that the mapped drive isn't connected yet. On a mac you should see the icon.

    HTH

  3. #3
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    This is P2P on FM 7 Pro. Do I need a mapped drive? Right now I use an opener file pointing to the server (fmnet:/192.168.1.2/Database) -- it seemed to me at first like a timeout issue... If I close FM on the clients and wait a long time, the opener file doesn't work and I have to manually File->Open Remote -- so I guess that's a "existing connection" issue of sorts; if the connection exists already it works otherwise it does not. Any way around this? Or maybe a greater timeout? Maybe just a better way of scripting it? I'm kind of new to FM...


    Thanks,
    Noah

  4. #4
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    Sounds like we have the cause nailed down. As suspected the drive is dropping when it's inactive for a set amount of time. This sounds like a FMP p2p issue. No workarounds I am aware of, but a mapped drive might just do the trick in keeping the connection alive. Reply so I 'll know how that worked ,)

  5. #5
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    just a mapped drive? If I understand, I still use Filemaker the same way -- P2P -- the only reason for the mapped drive is to keep a connection?

    Thanks,
    Noah

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