1 Reply Latest reply on Oct 17, 2011 9:44 AM by philmodjunk

    Opening external files from Filemaker



      Opening external files from Filemaker


      Is it possible to store file paths into a filemaker field, and then be able to open the external file and program later on by say clicking a button?

        • 1. Re: Opening external files from Filemaker

          Filemaker files or files created by other applications?

          If Files created by other applications, you can use the Insert File command to insert a reference to the file into a container field. Then, double clicking the container field will open the file. The field can also be setup with a script that opens the file also.

          Open URL can be used also to open files, though I've recently been told here in the forum by another user that this option does not work well on Mac systems.