7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2011 9:51 AM by boydcrow

    How to open a web URL from FileMaker Pro - not save

    boydcrow

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      How to open a web URL from FileMaker Pro - not save

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      I would like my users to be able to click on a button and see the latest Consumer Price Index web page.  The URL ends in .txt rather than htm.

      I have tried using Open URL from a button but the file gets downloaded rather than displayed.

      My guess is that this is determined by some download settings in the Mac OS X.  I certainly don't want to automatically open every file I access on the web, just the one page for this application.

      I could probably add something that would open the file but the download save path will be different on different computers.

      I'm hoping someone will have a workaround for this.  I don't need to do data extraction, just present the page to the user.