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

Question asked by boydcrow on Nov 30, 2011
Latest reply on Dec 7, 2011 by 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.

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