4 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2015 6:38 AM by TSGal

    Export Field Contents loses file extension in WebDirect

    fred@kca-inc.com

      Summary

      Export Field Contents loses file extension in WebDirect

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      13 Advanced v2

      Operating system version

      Windows 7 Pro

      Description of the issue

      When I use "Export Field Contents" with a text field (full of HTML) to a file named "VMSG_Report.htm" using Internet Explorer (9 or 11), the file extension is truncated (becomes just "VMSG_Report".  The export works great in Google Chrome and Firefox.  Without the file extension in IE, the browser cannot automatically open the file without saving it first as a .htm file. The user has to first save the file then open it and select the browser app.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create a global field with some HTML code.  Create a script to Export Field Contents to file:VMSG_Report.htm checked to automatically open.  Using IE 9 or IE 11 (didn't test on 10), export the file.

      Expected result

      A file named VMSG_Report.htm will automatically open in a browser window

      Actual result

      IE prompts the user to save a file called "VMSG_Report" with no extension.  IE 11 will then prompt the user to open the file and provides a choice of applications (unless the file is saved with a .htm extension)

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      N/A

      Workaround

      Use Chrome or Firefox

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