Just double click the field.
I thought for sure that was the way to use this feature. But, I created an empty database and put one field, a container, and then click on it and put a file in it, I used an xls file. I can then browse and click and double click on it and nothing happens. If I right click, I can export the contents to a file, so I know it is there, but it will not open. What am I doing wrong?
I might add I have been using Filemaker since ver 5.
Here's what I did:
I defined a container field in a sample file I use for testing things.
I added the field to a layout.
I right clicked the field and chose "insert file"
I selected and excel file and clicked "Store only a reference to a file" option.
When I double click the field, Excel launches and the file opens.
See any differences between what I did and what you are doing?
If not, try storing a reference to a different kind of file, such as a text file, PDF or even another filemaker file.
See if double clicking the file will open one of these files.
Yep, I'm the dummy! Did not see the check box to save as a reference. I think the reason I missed it was that I read everything I could in the knowledge base and docs and it seems that it always mentioned that Filemaker did not store the file, only a reference, so I was surprised to see that it can actuallys store files and they can only be exported.
How can I open file which is stored externally?
Is there any solutions except exporting field contents and selecting automatic open file??