1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 2, 2013 10:19 PM by schamblee

    Opening Container Field Contents



      Opening Container Field Contents


           Hi All,

           I need to know if it's possible to open up something that's in a container field. I have a scan of a document (trying out a new database for my workplace), and so I need to have it opened outside the File Maker program to view the details. Is this possible or am I stuck exporting everything temporarily to the desktop and opening it then. Is there something in the settings that I have to change or not?




        • 1. Re: Opening Container Field Contents

               Use "Export Field Contents", specify the container field you want to open, select a path with a filename, (you use a variable for a random filename and open more than one file at a time, but it will overwrite if you use the same filename and only open one file at a time such exportedfile.pdf, ), check automatically open file.