I am creating DB of writing contests and have created a FIELD in which the data entered is a URL to the contest website. How can I make this field active so that it will open a link to the website?
IF the field is the URL only (not other text), the script step (with a button, for example) to use is:
FileMaker Pro 16 Help Open URL [With dialog: On/Off; <URL>]
& see also: FileMaker Pro 16 Help Using URLs in a field
With dialog OFF and specifying the Field in the calc dialog, instead of typing an URL (click "Specify" to get the dialog).
image: Open URL Options dialog
A button (or other script) must call the step to make the user's default browser open.
Alternatively, you might research using Web Viewer (FileMaker Pro 16 Help) to show the website in a special object right on the layout.
You did not specify if this is FileMaker Pro, Go, Web Direct or other? Depending on the usage of this URL, the answer may change.
I will be moving this post over to Discussions, so that you may receive more views and any other helpful tips. Looks like Beverly has you pretty much covered for the most part, though.
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