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container field issue

Question asked by caseylanham on Jan 15, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 15, 2015 by TSGal


container field issue


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

windows 7 64bit

Description of the issue

when importing an excel, or power point file into a container found in a portal, the file becomes untitled.dat and unusable.

Steps to reproduce the problem

create two tables linked by a unique key. In one of the tables create a container field in the other table create a portal that shows the values of the container field. make sure that you can create new records through this portal and try to import an excel file through the portal. it will become untitled.dat and unusable. all other files that i have tried work (including word, .txt, tab delimited, and .ods files)

Expected result

creates a new record and has the excel file in the container

Actual result

creates a new record and has untitled.dat in the container


save the file as an .ods file before importing