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Unexpected difference in container field response between two Starter Solutions

Question asked by Overthere on Aug 4, 2012
Latest reply on Aug 7, 2012 by Overthere

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Unexpected difference in container field response between two Starter Solutions

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Hi

 Following on from the help i was given in a previous thread  (How to open files in container in external program without .. http://forums.filemaker.com/posts/bb0114d69e). I noticed that the behaviour of the container fields in the two Starter solutions Content Management and Research notes seems to differ but I can't determine why from the defining values I can see in the software (e.g. in inspector / field type), any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Overthere

On FM12 trial Win 7 x64

Issue:

Research Notes solution has pdf option permently greyed out in insert menu. Get no preview of pdf's even if choose interactive content in inspector. As long as insert files as relative link can open by double click regardless of optimisation option checked (would expect only open on double click if optimise for images).

Content Management container field behaves as expected, can insert as pdf into interactive container to preview or change to optimise for image in inspector and insert file as reference and open with doubleclick.

Resolution: I would like to understand the reason for the different behaviours so I can set up my database correctly. In particular being able to robustly have a mix of container fields defined to be either previewable (for pdf's/images) or clickable to open in external programs (for scientific data) is the behaviour I am after.

 

 

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