Solved

question

Posted on 2004-10-18
5
252 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-27
I have a client that has three machines that share a file maker pro database. They are replacing all three machines, when I try ti open it it says it is already opened I checked to make sure ipx was picked what could teh issue be?
0
Comment
Question by:eberhardt2329
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
billmercer earned 500 total points
ID: 12343970
It could be the file really is open on another computer, so make sure you've eliminated any chance of that.  

Try rebooting all the computers that have used the database.

If the file is stored on a server, the network could think the file is still in use when it isn't really. Clearing any connections to the server from the users in question may fix that. You might need to reboot the server, depending on the network type.

For what it's worth, I find TCP/IP to be more reliable than IPX for Filemaker sharing.
0
 

Author Comment

by:eberhardt2329
ID: 12344156
I will try tcp/ip , but any ideas it is open and hosted by another user
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 12352393
which FM version?
What kind of licence? 3 singles or 1 site licence for N users?
If single user, they may have reinstalled 3 times the same licence number which will conflict when working on same data base; each PC need a separate licence or a network licence
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:billmercer
ID: 12357313
You say the file is open and hosted by another user. If that's the case, you should open it by using the HOSTS button in the Open dialog box, then open the file from there. Don't try to open the file directly from the folder it's in. If you don't see anything under HOSTS, check all of the computers to be sure they are all using the same network protocol.
0
 
LVL 28

Expert Comment

by:lesouef
ID: 12358043
or the file is not shared anymore...
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

Conversion Steps for merging and consolidating separate Filemaker files The following is a step-by-step guide for the process of consolidating two or more FileMaker files (version 7 and later) into a single file with multiple tables. Sometimes th…
Having just upgraded from Filemaker 11 to Filemaker 12 over the weekend, we thought we would add some tips for others making the same move.  In general, our installation went without incident. Please note that this is not a replacement for Chapter 5…
This video discusses moving either the default database or any database to a new volume.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now