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Multi-User Setup

Preparing Files for Multi-User

NRGship can be used in single and multi-user environments. By default, the databases are configured for single-user use.

NOTE: Multi-user installation requires a multi-user license. Please contact NRG Software for license upgrades.

To toggle multi-user modes, the database must first be opened in FileMaker Pro. Open a local copy of NRGship UPS Pro.fp7 file, navigate to the Preferences > Defaults > Advanced tab.

  • Click "On" to set Multi-User
  • Click "On (Hidden)" to set Multi-User and hide from users
  • Click "Off" to restore back to Single User

Hosting Files on FileMaker Server
Once the files are set for multi-user they can be hosted on FileMaker Pro Server and opened via any FileMaker client.

To ensure that they function correctly on all of your workstations, run the following Plugin installer on each workstation that will be shipping, getting rates or tracking shipments. This will properly place the plugins in the FileMaker folder and install the helper apps for thermal label printing printer and USB scale support.

Mac Plugin Installer

Windows Plugin Installer

Network Setup
For sites that require the use of a proxy server, or are on a slower internet connection, you can configure advanced network settings from the Preferences screen. From Developer/Maintenance Tab, click "Configure Settings" and you will be able to enter the proxy server IP number, port, and alternate timeout. Then press the OK button to accept the changes.

Testing Connectivity
You can also verify network connectivity via the "Test Connectivity" button on the Developer/Maintenance Tab. NRGship will attempt to communicate with several servers and display the results of each test.