5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2014 8:10 AM by fj

    Novice Question : Exporting container field contents

    Steve Wright

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      Novice Question : Exporting container field contents

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      I have a bit of a novice question regarding exporting container fields.

      I have never used this functionality, nor have I needed to, however have recently come up with a purpose for one.

       

      So, I created a global container field and placed a .txt file in it.

      I then created a script to export the fields contents, however I get the following message

       

      "Container fields can not be exported"

       

      Right clicking the container field shows "Export Field contents" as greyed out.

       

      So I did a quick search, obviously im missing something here :

      http://help.filemaker.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/271/~/how-to-export-the-contents-of-a-container-field

       

      Any advice ?

       

       

      Edit : Hmmm.. I'm guessing there are restrictions on file types this works with, seems to work ok with a .jpg

       

      Edit 2 : Told you it was a novice question.. It seems dragging / dropping a file into a container causes issues, choosing Insert > File works correctly, could this perhaps be classified as a bug ?