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WebDirect Export field contents for container field fails

Question asked by mmagrath on Nov 6, 2015
Latest reply on Jul 10, 2017 by TSGal


FMS 14 WebDirect Export field contents no longer works with either direct field export selection or by script.


Product :

Filemaker Server Version


Operating System version : Mac OX Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F1021)


Description of Issue:

Previously could export field contents from a container in WebDirect to save to users choice destination (With script or direct from a field) Now cannot export contents of container field in web direct using Web browsers: Mac Chrome 43.0

Win Chrome


Exact Text of any error message(s) that appear:


There is a very brief instance of a message appearing but it flashes too fast to see no matter how many times I try to watch. This message may be a warning or error message.

There is no error message displayed to report


Container field acts same irrespective of how it is configured – behaves the same for:


Container fields with Embedded data

Container fields with External Open storage

Container fields with External Secure storage


SSL is in use with an active SSL certificate (Geostrust TruebusinessID) and its intermediate CA certificate. Is reported by Filemaker as supported and installed.


Simple Script was not working so tested a direct field (right mouse click) export field contents in a simple layout with different field settings (interactive container, image, preserver PDF transparency on/off etc and different container settings (Open, Secure, Embedded)


No combination of field settings, container settings made any difference to the problem. Export field contents results in a downloaded file that is empty (Zero bytes)