Open a File from Field Data
Anybody can create a button to open a file using Open File, it's so easy.
But I want to create a list that contains the Filename, and I have done so. Now I want to click on the list record and open the file.
Within Filemaker I can use
Set variable $_filename to FieldFileName
Send Event ["aevt";"odoc";$_filename"]
Filemaker Go does not work with Send Event since that is an OS call.
I remember someone using variables with Open File and I have unsucessfully spent hours trying to find the trick again.
Since this has to work with GO there are a few extra problems.
I do not want to use Open URL or anything else needing Safari. I want something as easy to use as Send Event.
Maybe Filemaker engineers can spend a half hour or so and work up something that works like this:
Open File By Pathname(xxxx) where pathname can be local on the IOS device or remote.
Or, someone can supply me (once again) with how to make Open File work with a variables for local and remote.
- Local File
- Remote file over WiFi
- Remote file over inhouse server
- Remote file over Internet
I apologize for being so forgetfull...
[I would appreciate a Filemaker engineer adding this function over the weekend and sending me the updated versions. Thanks...]