FileMaker Server

FileMaker WebDirect

Product Overview

Combine the power of a desktop application with the simplicity of a web browser to manage and share your business information. Available in FileMaker Server 14, FileMaker WebDirect is innovative web technology that instantly runs FileMaker solutions directly in a web browser — no web programming required.

With FileMaker WebDirect, you don’t need to use coding tools such as PHP, HTML5, CSS or JavaScript to create robust solutions for the web. All you need is your existing FileMaker skills and you can go from creating a solution to making it accessible in a web browser in just a few clicks.

The power of FileMaker in a browser

FileMaker WebDirect looks and works just like a FileMaker solution whether you’re using it on a
desktop or mobile device.

Desktop-style interaction – Use themes, styles, charts, menus, and more. Even drag and drop content into container fields.

Automated processes – Enable scripts and script triggers, calculations and conditional formatting to validate data and streamline workflow.

Live updates – Get instant access to changes in your data or solution – no need to refresh your browser.

FileMaker feature support – Familiar features such as portals, Tab Control, Quick Find, and the Web Viewer work with FileMaker WebDirect.

Find out what FileMaker features are supported in FileMaker WebDirect. See list

FileMaker WebDirect in Action

FileMaker WebDirect is a perfect alternative if you don’t want to install or maintain software locally. It’s great for working with teams located in remote offices to easily share information. For example, use FileMaker WebDirect to securely collect information—like status updates, event registration, feedback forms, and more—from geographically dispersed colleagues and associates.

Getting Started

It’s fast and easy to get up and running with FileMaker WebDirect:

1

Create a solution tuned for a web browser using FileMaker Pro or use one of the 16 web layouts included in the FileMaker Pro 14 Starter Solutions.

3

Upload the solution to FileMaker Server 14.

2

Under the FileMaker Pro 14 File menu, enable FileMaker WebDirect access to a solution.

4

Access your solution from a web browser using a concurrent connection in FileMaker Server.

Find tips for creating web optimized layouts. See guide

Concurrent Connections

FileMaker WebDirect is accessed in a web browser using concurrent connections in FileMaker Server 14. And now, with the latest version you can have up to 100 concurrent connections at a time (each web browser session counts as one connection). One concurrent connection comes with FileMaker Server 14. Additional connections can be purchased through the FileMaker Server Admin Console or the FileMaker Store.

See how many concurrent connections you need:

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What’s New in FileMaker WebDirect

Mobile browser support
Now you can use your mobile device to get the power of a FileMaker solution delivered in a web browser. With mobile device support in FileMaker WebDirect, it’s even easier to manage and share your business data while you’re on the go.

See a list of supported mobile browsers

Redesigned toolbar
The FileMaker WebDirect toolbar is entirely redesigned with a great, new look that meets today’s needs. Its intuitive design puts the features and functionality you use the most right at your fingertips. Tuned for a mobile device but useful on any computer, the FileMaker WebDirect toolbar has these great new enhancements:

New toolbar – Includes larger tap targets

Menu items automatically collapse and expand – Into logical
groups as the screen size changes or your device is rotated

Performance Improvements

FileMaker WebDirect is now up to 25% faster when opening most web-optimized layouts for desktops and tablets.

URL parameters
Create even more customized workflows by passing script names and script parameters into FileMaker WebDirect using URLs. Send users to a specific solution or layout, pre-populate fields with required information, or automate frequent processes.

https://localhost/fmi/webd#Events?script=ListEvents&param=SanFrancisco

FileMaker WebDirect

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