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Export Field Contents loses file extension in WebDirect

Question asked by fred@kca-inc.com on Apr 3, 2014
Latest reply on May 12, 2015 by TSGal

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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