1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 5, 2011 2:36 PM by philmodjunk

    container with file inside will not open the file when double-clicked

    DorianNisinson

      Summary

      container with file inside will not open the file when double-clicked

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      advanced 11.00

      Operating system version

      mac OS 10.6.5

      Description of the issue

      I have a container field that will allow me to insert a file (doc or pdf) to a database on my server running Filemaker server. However, when I double-click the container nothing happens. I expect the file to open in it's originating program but this does not happen. No error messages occur.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      double-click a container field that had content.

      Expected result

      I expect the file to open in it's originating program but this does not happen.

      Actual result

      the files I am inserting in the container field are located on the server's harddrive along with filemaker server.
      I recently upgraded to filemaker 11 from filemaker 9.
      I need those files to open. I deleted a particular content in this container and re inserted it, to store the file in my database, and still no file is launched on double-click.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      no error messages

      Configuration information

      filemaker server running on my small network server.

      Workaround

      I tried having Filemaker export the file and that worked fine so obviously the container field has the content.