Yep, that's how it is. If you don't store the files as a reference, then you must export the field contents and open the saved file in the Finder. Probably you could script this.
Strange thing is FileMaker Go can open these on the iPhone/iPad. Go figure.
Try this script:
If [ not IsEmpty ( YourTable::YourContainerField ) ]
Set Variable [ $temp ; Value: "file:" & Get ( TemporaryPath ) & YourTable::YourContainerField ]
Export Field Contents [ YourTable::YourContainerField ; $temp ; Automatically open ]
Note that if the file is not stored by reference and you are opening the file to edit it, you must use insert file to insert the newly edited copy back into the container or your changes will not be there the next time you open the file.
Hello, I would like to revisit this issue, I am not sure what version the OP references, mine is v 12 and this does not seem to work.
I insert a file (a pdf) by using the "Insert File" menu item, selecting "store reference only".
Double clicking does nothing.
Is there anything else that needs to be done so double clicking opens the file with by its associated application? E.g. any setting for the container field from Layout view (e.g. optimize for this or that) or any storage setting needs to be done?