Manual: v6 - page 131, v5 - page 217.
No, sharing is not supported for all types.
Both Browser (v6 or v5) and Desktop (v5) are single access only. However, such clients may open more than one Catalogue though, once opened, none may be shared by any other client of any type. Browser and Desktop versions are unable to open Catalogues shared via Portfolio Server - regardless of whether there are other served Catalogue users active or not.
Browser and Desktop will be unable to open an otherwise accessible catalogue if it is already in use by any other Portfolio client (Network, Desktop, Browser). Once opened by Browser or Desktop, Catalogues will become unavailable to Network version users even though the latter support sharing. The 'lower' level user must close out of the Catalogue first.
If you require concurrent use by more than one user, they must all be using Network version clients. In the basic form - 'Filesharing' - the Catalogue is shared in peer-to-peer fashion with the clients handling the record locking and sharing process. A more efficient and robust method is the 'Client/Server' method using Portfolio Server. In the latter case the Server software handles the Catalogue sharing process.
Question: Can Browser, Desktop and Network clients all share Catalogues? [FAQ00146.htm]
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