Editing external FileMaker data sources
A FileMaker data source stores the file paths that FileMaker Pro searches to access an external FileMaker file, table, script, or value list.
To add a FileMaker data source, see Connecting to data sources.
To edit a FileMaker data source:
Choose File menu > Manage > External Data Sources.
The Manage External Data Sources dialog box appears.
The Edit Data Source dialog box appears.
File paths can be edited as text. Each FileMaker data source can consist of one or more file paths, separated by carriage returns. For more information on file paths, see Creating file paths.
In many dialog boxes, you have the option of choosing existing data sources or creating new data sources as needed. For example, in the Edit Value List dialog box, you can specify a data source reference to an external FileMaker file that contains a value list that you want to access.
FileMaker does not recommend using an asterisk (*) as a wild card character in network file paths as it slows FileMaker network traffic. When possible, replace an asterisk with the appropriate IP address.
Variables are not supported in FileMaker data source references.
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Sharing and hosting files
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