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FileMaker 11.03, cannot extract filename of containerfield

Question asked by arich on May 30, 2011
Latest reply on May 31, 2011 by philmodjunk


FileMaker 11.03, cannot extract filename of containerfield


For the purpose of automation I want to write a script that batch exports a container field. It is not possible though. Throughout dozens of forums people claim that using GetAsText(ContainerFieldName) will return the filename of the Containerfield's content or also justs do =containerfieldname, but fact remains and is, nothing will cause filemaker 11 to give me a filename. A text formula that simply contains =containerfield will return a questionmark. Maybe in some version many years ago this did work, today it does not work. At the same time when I right-click and select export on the container field it does autofill out the filename with Untitled.jpg in the export save dialog box with the correct extention. This seems to be a major bug. Why is it not possible to get the filename any more? It drives me nuts. Please help. All i need si the file extension.