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FMP12, container, drag drop, reference only, double click to open

Question asked by tswalton@gmail.com on May 18, 2012
Latest reply on May 21, 2012 by philmodjunk

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FMP12, container, drag drop, reference only, double click to open

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Hi,

Using FMP12. I have a container field which is set to store the files outside of the database.

I drag a file onto the container, and I can see the file appear in the folder structure.

If I try to double click the container to open the file, nothing happens.

BUT

If I rightclick and select "insert file" (and tick the 'reference only' option), I can double click it just fine.

I appreciate that before version 12 a dragged and dropped file would be embedded, and so double click wouldn't work. But now drag and drop DOES use a reference to the file, yet double clicking still doesn't work.

Is there a solution to this please? Is ti a bug or a feature?

All I want to do is drag a file into filemaker and then double click to open it (and the file must be stored outside of the database). Sounds like it should be easy!

Thanks

Tim

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