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Launch Files

One of the challenges users on a network have is actually finding the specific FileMaker files they need to use. This is a no-brainer if you have only one FileMaker Pro solution with a single file, but over time your Hosts dialog can become quite crowded in multi-user situations. This is less problematic in FileMaker 7 than in previous versions, given that FileMaker 7 allows multiple tables per file and thus requires fewer files, but in large organizations or companies with many different FileMaker Pro files, a server list can be a bit daunting.

To offer a solution to this simple problem, we often build launch files. These are utility files that are distributed as single-user files and sit on each individual person's computer. They have generally one layout and one script that calls an open routine in a network file.


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