As I open a file inserted (external) into a container.?
Place a button on the layout that runs a script like:
Set Variable [$temppath; Value: Get ( TemporaryPath )]
Export Field Contents [ContainerField; "filename"; Automatically open]
This will export the container contents to a temporary folder on the users machine and automatically open it with the program associated to the file extension.
FM12 can not open files?
Are you saying that you would like to view the PDF in the container window or that you would like a way to open the file outside of FileMaker?
Not sure i understand what you are asking.
Has the field been set to Interactive content using the layout Inspector options?
open the file outside of FileMaker.
Yes, I use the interactive option.
you can open a file inserted (external) ?
What Matt said... And remember that, if the file is then edited outside of FileMaker, the user needs to re-insert the edited file via the container field to overwrite the older one stored in the database if you want to keep FileMaker updated with the change.
Thank you, Matt and Stephen.
now, that I can open the archives, I could see the power of the containers.
bravo, bravo,... practically the containers manage the archives automatically.
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