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Hosting databases for FileMaker Data API access

The FileMaker Data API allows you to share your data with applications via a set of REST-compliant API statements.

To host a database for access via the FileMaker Data API:

1. In FileMaker Pro, open the database and edit the privilege set for the account that will access the database. Enable the extended privilege Access via FileMaker Data API.

Note  If your FileMaker  Pro database solution uses more than one FileMaker Pro database file, all of the database files accessed using the FileMaker Data API must have the extended privilege Access via FileMaker Data API enabled.

2. In Admin Console, use the Connectors > FileMaker Data API tab to enable FileMaker Data API. See FileMaker Data API settings.

3. Prepare databases for access via the FileMaker Data API. See FileMaker Data API Guide.

4. Upload the database file to FileMaker Server. See Uploading database files using FileMaker Pro.

Note  If your FileMaker Pro database solution uses more than one FileMaker Pro database file, all of the database files accessed using the FileMaker Data API must be on the same computer.

5. Use a REST-compliant web service to send HTTPS requests in the form of URLs that specify the FileMaker Data API statements.

For information on writing web services that use the FileMaker Data API, see FileMaker Data API Guide.