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Chapter 18. Publishing on the Web > Testing your Web Database Locally

Testing your Web Database Locally

You can see how your Web databases look and test how they operate before publishing them to the Web or your inhouse intranet by setting up a local connection on your own computer. In Windows, it couldn’t be easier. On the Mac, it’s a wee bit more involved.

To test the Web Companion on your Windows computer:

1.
Make sure you’ve opened the FileMaker databases you want to share and that you’ve activated Web sharing for each.

2.
Launch your Web browser and in the Address or Location text window type http://localhost/ and press . FileMaker’s Instant Web Portal will appear within the browser, displaying all the open databases for which you have activated Web sharing (Figure 18.28). Click any of the listed databases to test their various views.

Figure 18.28. By testing the Instant Web Portal locally, you can double-check your databases before publishing them on an intranet or the Web.



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