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How to open files in container in external program without exporting?

Question asked by Overthere on Aug 4, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2012 by Overthere

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How to open files in container in external program without exporting?

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Hi,
Thanks in advance if you can help with issue below.

Issue : Can only interact with data files contained in enhanced container fields by export and generating a new copy.
Ideal solution : Double click on file container field in FM opens file in relevant external program -> interact with data in said program -> save back into same location with same name hence keeping FM database link.

Information found to date : It appears that FM11 had functionality I require eg double click on file inserted in appropriate manner and external program would launch. It seems in current version 12 depreciation of OLE support has broken this as an option. Tried different file import routes and storing files in database and as reference - did not work in any cases.

Level of knowledge: New FM user testing trial version FM12 Pro on Win7 x64
Use case: Organise PhD data - many different file types to be opened by a variety of lab specific programs (i.e. not just pdfs and images) - includes GB size image files so need to work with file location referencing to keep database size manageable

Cheers
Overthere

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