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When replacing existing file Export field contents doesn't fully replace it.

Question asked by TomHays on Oct 25, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2011 by TSGal

Summary

When replacing existing file Export field contents doesn't fully replace it.

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

11.0v2

Operating system version

Mac OS X 10.6.4

Description of the issue

Export field contents doesn't properly replace the entire field contents when choosing to replace an existing file.

Steps to reproduce the problem

Start with a non-empty text file (myFile.txt) on your computer.

Insert by reference a different file (mySmallerFile.txt) into a container field. This file is non-empty and contains fewer bytes than myFile.txt.

Export field contents and chose to replace myFile.txt in the dialog.

Expected result

The resulting myFile.txt file should only contain the contents of mySmallerFile.txt.

Actual result

The resulting myFile.txt is the same length as the original myFile.txt and contains the entire contents of mySmallerFile.txt plus the last part of the original contents of myFile.txt.

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