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File name containing a period breaks some functions

Question asked by disabled_JustinClose on Mar 8, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 20, 2016 by danshockley

Summary

File name containing a period breaks some functions

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12.03

Operating system version

Mac OS x 10.6.8

Description of the issue

If I name a file with a period in it (e.g. "test_v1.1") there are a number of functions that will break (they will return blanks results):  e.g.  ValueListItems(), ValueLists(), WindowNames()...

This apparently have been a problem going back to version 9:
http://fmforums.com/forum/topic/60368-fm-bug-with-valuelistitems-function/

I am just reporting it again because it still exists.

Expected result

A list of items

Actual result

A blank result

Workaround

Name a file without periods, or include the extension in the filename (haven't tested the second one myself, but that is what was reported in the forum thread mentioned above).

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