0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2012 12:30 AM by FabianCzicholl

    Dragging a PDF from a Samba network share into a container field



      Dragging a PDF from a Samba network share into a container field


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Win7 64 Bit

      Description of the issue

      Dragging a PDF file into a container field causes FileMaker to hang for around 1 minute when the PDF file is dragged from a samba network drive.
      Image and text files work without a problem, also any kind of files when dragged from the local harddrive.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Windows 7, 64 bit. FileMaker 12.0v2
      Create a layout with a container field.
      Map a network drive (i.e. G: to \\\mypath) and drag a PDF file from this path into the container field

      Expected result

      show PDF instantly in container field

      Actual result

      FileMaker hangs for over a minute, rendering the Windows Explorer source of the PDF file and FileMaker inresponsive

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear


      Configuration information

      container field values stored without encryption externally, not in FileMaker file.
      Container field display properties do not matter (optimized for images or PDF/ play files directly have no effect on the result)


      drag the file from the network share i.e. onto your Desktop and immediately drag this file into the container field.