4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2013 1:34 AM by Fred(CH)

    Save a Copy step don't open file (Mac OS X)

    Fred(CH)

      Summary

      Save a Copy step don't open file (Mac OS X)

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      11+12

      Operating system version

      Mac OS X 10.8.5

      Description of the issue

      When a script is performing a "Save a Copy As" step, where the output file isn't specified, the enduser is able to define a name, choosing a place to save, and check the option "Automatically open file". However, on Mac OS X, this option doesn't work. The file copy is saved but isn't opened. [Clone] and [Copy] were tested : same result.

      If the same script is specifying an output file with the according box checked, the file is opened.
      If the command of File menu is chosen instead of your script, the enduser can check the option and it works.
      The second option "create an e-mail..." always works.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      STEP 1
      Create a brand new file with a script that perform the "Save As a Copy" step, without specifying the output file, and place a button to perform your script on a layout.

      STEP 2
      In Browse Mode, push your new button, define a name for the copy and a place to save, like desktop; Check the box "Automatically open file"; Push Save button.

      Expected result

      The file copy is saved.
      The file copy is opened.

      Actual result

      The file copy is saved.
      However, the file copy isn't opened.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      You don't get any error, even the script debugger is opened.

      Configuration information

      Mac OS X 10.8.5
      iMac 27'' end 2009
      2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
      12 GB RAM 1067 MHz DDR3

      Workaround

      a ) On your script step, specify an output file with the box "automatically open file" checked.
      OR
      b ) Perform your script on MS Windows.