1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 5, 2012 8:03 AM by philmodjunk

    Opening pdf's using a field name

    TerryNorton

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      Opening pdf's using a field name

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      Hello

      How can I get filemaker to open a pdf, I have the exact name of the file within a field on my database, each record has a different filename in this field. I want to be able to highlight a record and then click open file, this file will would be located in one folder, but it could be within sub directories as well, is this possible?

      Thanks

        • 1. Re: Opening pdf's using a field name
          philmodjunk

          It's possible if you have one more piece of information: the location of the file. If the field that contains the filename also stores the file path or if all files are stored in the same folder so that the filepath is thus the same for every file, then this can be done.

          You can take a look at the Open URL and Send Event script steps FileMaker help for two script steps that can open a file once the full filepath (location + filename) is known.