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Recreating file references for container fields

Question asked by ChristofferRexen_1 on Jul 11, 2017
Latest reply on Jul 11, 2017 by mikebeargie

Hello everyone

 

QUESTION :

Is it possible to recreate the file references, without moving towards an External Storage solution?

 

Currently one of our customers still operate in FileMaker Pro 13, although with the all new FileMaker Pro 16, we advised to update.

 

Now, the customer has some rather old databases which holds a large number of container fields.

 

These container fields only holds a file reference, to a specific file (picture, pdf, spreadsheet, document etc.), but as most you know, this reference will vanish when updating a client to FMP 14 or above and making the transition, cause of the Path Syntax issue.

 

FileMaker 14 and above started getting much more strict on the File Names and Paths that it will use.

If there are any non-alphanumeric characters for instance.

 

The files which are referenced too, are stored on the same Server as where the FileMaker (V. 14) Server is hosted.

I fear that the problem truly lies in the folders, where the files are referenced from, e.g. One of many folders are named "ALOC A/S - SE VITEC ALOC A/S"

 

QUESTION :

Is it possible to recreate the file references, without moving towards an External Storage solution?

 

On a sidenote:

I looked into this article, but it's rather old and not really the case scenario, Recreating file references for container fields | FileMaker.

 

Regards

Christoffer

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