emilyraynor

Open URL with a variable

Discussion created by emilyraynor on Dec 12, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2017 by dchretien

I am trying to create a button on the FileMaker record that opens a corresponding folder on a server. FileMaker is running on Mac OS and the server is a Windows server.

 

Is it possible for Open URL to use a variable (from a field) in the URL (file path)?

 

I tried to calculate the path to the folder on the server based on a value in a field, however the variables do not populate with values. Instead they continue to display the variable names in the open URL dialog.

 

Example:

Open URL [ "afp://SERVER IP ADDRESS/TRG Projects/Project File Server Locations::Range/Project File Server Locations::_4_digit_Job_No."]

 

The two variables are:

Project File Server Locations:: Range

and

Project File Server Locations::_4_digit_Job_No.

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