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Chapter 11. Developing for Multi-User Deployment > “Sessions” in FileMaker Pro

“Sessions” in FileMaker Pro

FileMaker Pro is a client-server application (at least when being used in multi-user states). Each time someone using FileMaker Pro (a client) connects to FileMaker Server and opens an instance of the files hosted there, he creates a session.

In practical terms, this means that one of your users can be on layout #10 while you yourself are working with layout #2. You can run a script and nothing will happen on another user's computer; likewise, someone else can export data on her machine, while you're performing a find request in the very same database table on yours. You each have a separate connection to the database, with its own unique environment. While working with the same data, all your users can be performing separate, distinct tasks in your system. Each user can have a separate view of the database, with different active windows, active tables, or active found sets, among other things.


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