2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 11, 2014 3:02 PM by LSNOVER

    Export from WebDirect is incomplete



      Export from WebDirect is incomplete


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      Mac OS X 10.8.5

      Description of the issue

      Exporting a Tab file from WebDirect is truncating most fields.  The export consist of approximately 130 fields.  They export fine from Filemaker Pro.  In WebDirect, the dialog shows up and all the fields are selected and show in the selection box.  But once exported, the number of fields exported is only the first 7.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Create script step to Export data with predefined fields.

      Specify large number of fields.

      Attempt to export in CSV or Tab delimited format from WebDirect.

      Open file in Excel or similar program.

      Expected result

      Expect all field values selected to Export to the file.

      Actual result

      Only the first seven fields are exported

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No Errors

      Configuration information

      Server is running on Windows Server 2008 R2, 32GB of RAM 12 Processor Cores.


      No workaround determined.

        • 1. Re: Export from WebDirect is incomplete

               Layton Snover:

               Thank you for your post.

               I am unable to replicate the issue.  Here are the steps I took:

               1. With FileMaker Pro 13, I created a table with 130 fields (all Text).

               2. In one record, I entered data into each field (one character each).

               3. I created a script that exports the data to a tab-delimited file (test.tab) and include all 130 fields.

               4. I put a button on the layout that executes the script.

               5. I executed the script in FileMaker Pro to make sure it worked properly.

               6. I set the file for Network Sharing (All users), and I uploaded the file to FileMaker Server 13.

               7. I accessed the file with FileMaker Pro 13, and tapped the button.  The resulting text file was complete.

               8. I accessed the file with WebDirect, and tapped the button.  All 130 fields are exported.

               Let me know what I'm doing differently than you so I can replicate the issue.

               FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: Export from WebDirect is incomplete

                 Hi TSGal:


                 Well, I have an exact copy of that light bulb here and it doesn't work.  lol.  I'll try to post some screen shots for you.