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Scripted container field export fails with external container storage

Question asked by SteveSt-Laurent_1 on Apr 27, 2012


Scripted container field export fails with external container storage


FileMaker Pro



Operating system version

OS X 10.6.8

Description of the issue

Files in externally stored container fields export properly with right-click export but fail with a scripted export. Unknown error 20403.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Set up a container field with external storage, using the default external storage location. In my case the file is hosted with FMS 12. Set the external storage to either open or secure.

Export field contents, first by right-click menu choice.

Then export via a script.

Expected result

I expect a field export in both cases.

Actual result

Right-click export works. Scripted one doesn't.

Here's the script:

If [ IsEmpty ( Documents::Document) ]
Exit Script [ ]
Enter Browse Mode
Set Variable [ $$document; Value:Let ( [ MAC = "filemac:" & Get ( TemporaryPath ); PC = "filewin:" & Get ( TemporaryPath ) ] ; Case(Abs(Get ( SystemPlatform )) = 1; MAC; Abs(Get ( SystemPlatform ))= 2 ; PC ) & Documents::File Name) ]
Set Field [ Documents::LastDocumentPath; $$document ]
Go to Field [ Documents::Document ] [ Select/perform ]
Export Field Contents [ Documents::Document; “$$document”; Automatically open ]
End If

You can change this to DocumentPath or whatever, it makes no difference.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

Unknown error 20403