FileMaker on the Web 
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 FileMaker on the Web

Hello All,

I've been stalking this NG for quite some time, and here's my newbie question:

I have created a db for my personal use using the personal version of FM 4.0
for Windows. Even though the company standard db is MS access, I have been
using FM since my Mac days (at another compnay), and told everyone it would not
be a problem using it; I didn't want to learn any more MS products :)
Apparently, people now want me to publish it to my company's intranet. We have
FrontPage 98 as our company standard web page authoring tool, and I'll probably
be required to use it for any front end web page authoring. We are an Wintel
shop with NT servers. Can you tell me what I have to tell our Information
Systems personnel as the methods and requirements to publish my db to the
intranet?

TIA.

Regards,

Frank Canzolino



Mon, 28 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker on the Web

Well that's a pain (that you have to use Front Page).  Claris home page is the only
wysiwyg html editor that can handle CDML (the FileMaker markup lingo) and does it
quite well.

One could put together a web site using Claris Home Page and then publish the html
and images via Front Page I suppose.  Also, if you can program the CDML yourself
(there's a pretty big guide w/ FMPro 4.0 that generates the code for you, although
you kinda still need to know CDML fairly well to use it) into Front Page's html
editing mode.

Good luck!

AJ

Quote:

> Hello All,

> I've been stalking this NG for quite some time, and here's my newbie question:

> I have created a db for my personal use using the personal version of FM 4.0
> for Windows. Even though the company standard db is MS access, I have been
> using FM since my Mac days (at another compnay), and told everyone it would not
> be a problem using it; I didn't want to learn any more MS products :)
> Apparently, people now want me to publish it to my company's intranet. We have
> FrontPage 98 as our company standard web page authoring tool, and I'll probably
> be required to use it for any front end web page authoring. We are an Wintel
> shop with NT servers. Can you tell me what I have to tell our Information
> Systems personnel as the methods and requirements to publish my db to the
> intranet?

> TIA.

> Regards,

> Frank Canzolino



Mon, 28 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker on the Web

Quote:

> Can you tell me what I have to tell our Information
> Systems personnel as the methods and requirements to publish my db to the
> intranet?

Hi Frank,

Its easy to post it with the Web Compagnion. The only problem you may
have is, that Filemaker has to run to give access to the database.

Greetings, Anton



Mon, 28 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 FileMaker on the Web

Quote:

> We are an Wintel
> shop with NT servers. Can you tell me what I have to tell our Information
> Systems personnel as the methods and requirements to publish my db to the
> intranet?

Your only real possibility here is to give your IS people your copy of
FMP and tell them to work through the documentation and tutorial.
Give them the documentation for FileMaker Pro version 4 and tell them
to read everything to do with Web companion, especially the bit about
'instant publishing'.  That's all they need to know.  They can try out
the examples supplied with FMP4 on their own servers.

Quote:
> We have
> FrontPage 98 as our company standard web page authoring tool, and
> I'll probably
> be required to use it for any front end web page authoring.

You don't need to do any web page authoring if you use 'instant
publishing'.  FileMaker makes up the pages it needs on the fly.
This is a perfectly satisfactory method of sharing your database
over the web.  I've used it in big (200 people) companies.

If you /do/ want to write your own pages I'd strongly suggest you
get a copy of FileMaker Home Page since it has the appropriate
formatting for FileMaker databases built-into it.  From the type
of questions you've asked you don't know enough to be able to
put all the tags in the right places yourself.

From personal experience I can say that Home Page is far more
useful as a web-page editor than Front Page.

Simon.
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Wed, 30 May 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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