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Use Filemaker to Execute a program

Use Filemaker to Execute a program

Use Filemaker to Execute a program

(OP)
We are using FM8 and our programmer would like to know if anyone knows how to execute a program from the FileMaker server. He can already do it from the client, but now he needs to do it from the FM server.

RE: Use Filemaker to Execute a program

That's too general as question.

Can you give us more detail what you/he want to do ¿

RE: Use Filemaker to Execute a program

(OP)
I just checked with the programmer, and this is how he explained it to me: Server A - FM Server and Applications;  Server - B web programs.  Users will access the program via the web through Server B.  If there is a plug-in for FM server, then the plug-in will execute the program directly through FM Server on Server A.  Hope this helps.

RE: Use Filemaker to Execute a program

If the command to the plug-in is triggered from server A on the application on server A.

I don't think it will work when the plug-in is triggered from server B to act on an application on server A.
But I don't have thát deep experience with that kind of separation.

Usually I split my application in separate  files, one of which is web access.

File references in 7.0 and later would allow, even encourage direct access to the same tables, regardless of  which file they reside in. Don't know if it is the same for different servers....

Some of the work that developers have been involved in is separating the layouts, logic, scripts in one file, a file which has no tables and having the data in a file which only has tables and data (no layouts, scripts, etc.). There are several advantages to this architecture, ease of updating databases is one notion. Creating only one file for access to web is probably prudent and a simple way of controlling access to data.  It would also provide a tight structure  and architecture for IWP.

If you can achieve the same with separate servers...I don't know...

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