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GetAsText gives a different file name if container is externally stored

Question asked by Crispin on Nov 29, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 29, 2012 by philmodjunk

Summary

GetAsText gives a different file name if container is externally stored

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12.04

Operating system version

OSX 10.8.1

Description of the issue

External storage broke my script!
I would expect to just be able to turn external storage on and everything to run as before. However it seems GetAsText(SomeContainerField) which I use to get the file name of the FMP12 file stored in a container prepends 'remote:' when external storage is set. This broke my solution.
Why was this done? Surely how the data is stored should be transparent to this function?

Workaround

The Substitute function can be used to remove remote: My complaint is really that this was unexpected and unnecessary

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