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Insert from URL fails with no error message

Question asked by CamelCase on Oct 27, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 by CamelCase


Insert from URL fails with no error message


FileMaker Go


Go_iPad 13.0.5

Operating system version

iOS 7.1.2

Description of the issue

I have an issue in one specific case where Insert from URL is used to insert content from an FTP URL pointing to a text file into a text field.
My tests strongly indicate that the cause for this is the presence of a Char ( 133 ) control character in the text file on the FTP.
Insert from URL fails with no error message when the Insert from URL is done in FileMaker Go, using a text field as the target. The field inserted into just remains blank, there is no error message.
If you use a container field as a target, the insertion works just fine.
If you do the insertion on a desktop computer, the insertion also works just fine.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Create a text file containing the Char ( 133 ) control character + other text, and upload it to an FTP site.
2. Create a simple test file with to fields, one container and one text, and a script to do Insert from URL with the FTP URL pointing to the file.
3. Test running the Insert from URL for each of the field, on the desktop and in FileMaker Go. Observe the differences.

Expected result

Ideally the insertion should work in Go/Text field the way it does in the other cases.
Or if for some reason that is not possible, an error code should be returned.

Actual result

Empty text field, Insert from URL failed.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

N/A - which is a big part of the problem.

Configuration information

I think the real issue is text file encodings, when working with files that aren't UTF-8 encoded.


Use a web viewer instead of URL (in this case, the web viewer displays "..." where Code shows Code ( 133 ) for the text field when inserted using Insert from URL on the desktop.