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Open file issue: using a variable To define path?

Question asked by quirkycrone on Dec 21, 2016
Latest reply on Dec 22, 2016 by user19752

Having issues.  I use 2 separate Databases in the solution I am developing. I also have more than one instance of the file I am trying to open, but not on the "live" directory. I have generally worked around this by manually opening the correct database, but that can cause problems for my "remote" user. The 'script  "open". pdf show the script that has been running when the "studios" file is initially selected and opens:

 

Two problems here:

       1) even though I can properly parse out the full directory path, Filemaker kindly does NOT offer me the ability to specify the path.

       2) Similarly, FM does not allow me to open a layout on the secondary file, when creating a script in the first.  This is not so much a problem

because I can move the section of script that NAMES the Window to execute on opening the secondary file.

 

I have tried setting the path in Manage External Data sources, but that hasn't helped either.

The only thing I can do now is manually Open the 2nd Database when it says "Not Found".

 

Ideas?

 

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