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Server 12 cannot display container files

Question asked by roger.mccormick@colorado.edu on May 24, 2012
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2012 by roger.mccormick@colorado.edu

Summary

Server 12 cannot display container files

Product

FileMaker Server

Version

12

Operating system version

Windows 7 Enterprise

Description of the issue

First, this solution works as a stand-alone file on my desktop.  Yet, when I upload it to the server it does not.  I have a container field that holds a PDF.  I have a layout that has the container field on it.  When I open the layout FileMaker churns for 30+ seconds then comes back with a message in the container field "This program cannot display the webpage."

I know the PDF is there because I can "export field contents" to a file on my desktop and view it.  This isn't a work-around because the solution is server hosted and PC environment variables (%username% or %userprofile%) don't seem to work.  Therefore, I can't create a temporary file on the user's computer to view the file...

Steps to reproduce the problem

Happens all the time.  The container field does not display the PDF - just an error message.

Expected result

Display the PDF in the container field.

Actual result

Error Message - see screenshot

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

"This program cannot display the webpage."

Configuration information

None.

Workaround

None.

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Outcomes