1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 27, 2014 7:14 AM by TSGal

    When Creating a "self-contained copy (single file)", External container field data is not added to...

    schermpeter

      Summary

      When Creating a "self-contained copy (single file)", External container field data is not added to the copy

      Product

      FileMaker Pro

      Version

      Advanced 13.0

      Operating system version

      Mac OS X 10.9

      Description of the issue

      I have a database with External secure container storage. I want to move this to FileMaker Go.
      When Creating a "self-contained copy (single file)", the  External secure container field data is not added to the copy, when the file is normally opened with limited privileges.

      There is no error message, FileMaker Pro says it is transferring the container to the file but when it is done the containers are still External secure containers.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      - Create a database with an account with limited privileges (not able to change the database definitions)
      - Create an external secure storage.
      - Set the file options->Open->When opening this file->"Log in using:" to the limited account.
      - Close the database;
      - Open the database;
      - Make a copy: select "self-contained copy (single file)"
      - The copy still has external storage.

      Expected result

      A copy  of the file with the internal containers.

      Actual result

      A copy  of the file with containers with external storage.

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      no error. FileMaker Pro seems to be doing everything, but it does not happen.

      Workaround

      disable the automatic login, and use a different account.

        • 1. Re: When Creating a "self-contained copy (single file)", External container field data is not added to...
          TSGal

               Peter Baanen:

               Thank you for your post.

               I am unable to replicate the issue.  Here are the steps I took:

               1. Using FileMaker Pro 13.0v1 under Mac OS X 10.9.1, I created a database file TSGal.fmp12.

               2. I created a Text field, Names.

               3. I created a Container field, Picture.

               4. Under Option for Picture, I clicked the "Storage" tab and checked the option "Store container data externally.

               5. Below that, I changed the option to "Open Storage" and let it default to "TSGal/Picture/".

               6. I entered the first record where I entered "TSGal" for Name, and dragged an image into Picture.

               7. I entered two more records, each time dragging an image into Picture.

               8. I pulled down the File menu and selected "Save a Copy As..."

               9. I let the file name default to TSGal Copy.fmp12, and at the bottom, I changed the Type to "self-contained copy (single file)".

               10. I connected an iPad to the Mac, launched iTunes, selected the iPad in the left pane, clicked the Apps tab, scrolled to the bottom and clicked "FileMaker Go".  On the right side are the files currently in the FileMaker Go work area of the iPad, where I then dragged "TSGal Copy.fmp12" into the file listing.

               11. I launched FileMaker Go, tapped "Device", and opened "TSGal Copy".  All three records exist with the images.

               Let me know what I'm doing differently than you so I can replicate the issue.

               TSGal
               FileMaker, Inc.