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Opening file direct from container vs. exporting file from container

Question asked by awmsg on Jan 21, 2010
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2010 by awmsg

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Opening file direct from container vs. exporting file from container

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Hello.

 

In some of the layouts I use, I have container fields that hold pdf files. I have found that when you upload the pdf into the container onto the database you cannot simply double click the icon to open the file. You must, instead, export the file from the database. However, I found that if you "insert" a file into a container and check the box that says "store only a reference to the file," you can then just double click on the icon to open the file directly from the database.

 

Is there a way through a script to enable opening of the file directly from the database rather than having to export the document? Or, conversely, is there a way to somehow get Filemaker to keep track of where files move if they are "inserted" as a file reference only?

 

Thanks!!

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