FMP 10/FMS 10 on a Citrix System on Win Server 2008:
We have a net volume with maybe 10 top level folders. Users have access
to the folders according to their privileges. We use Active Directory.
We want to manage files with FMP, i.e. put references in container
fields of a new table where every record is one referenced file.
Thing is, the user needs reading privileges on the windows folder if he
wants to launch and view the referenced file. Not all users are allowed
to view all files though. I can of course use Filemaker privilege sets
to hide the Filemaker records and thus prevent them from launching the
files via Filemaker reference, but since they have access to the Windows
folder containg the real files, the users can simply open them with
So I need a folder for the files that are to be managed by Filemaker in
each of my top level domain folders?
Speaking of which, what's the best structure for sub folders? Since the
files will be referenced in Filemaker, I want to store them for good
when they come in. OTOH, I don't think it's a good idea to have 10'000
files in a windows folder (performance issues). What about a subfolder
per year or month of storage?
Last, what's the best procedure to import all new files into my
filemaker table? Filemaker needs to check the folders in question and
create new records with references to every file that it doesn't have
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