MartinCrosman

External Secure Storage

Discussion created by MartinCrosman on Sep 14, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 18, 2012 by Stephen Huston

I have created a little stand alone file to learn more about FileMaker 12 external storage capabilities.

 

The file has four fields

Secure Container (External Secure) Set as Interactive

Secure Container 2 (External Secure) Not set as interactive

GetasText (Container)

Get asText (Container2)

 

Base directory is default setting.

 

StepOne

I drag a drop a PDF in Secure Container. Get asText field provides remote: Filename; Size: 617, 794 JPEG: Secure....)

 

StepTwo

In Secure Container 2 the Insert PDF command is gray out so I use Insert File (store as a reference not checked). The first page of the PDF is displayed. Get asText indicates Remote:filename and File:Secure. I can not double click to view the file. I must export it to view it.

 

I clear the file.

 

In Secure Container 2 the Insert PDF command is gray out so I use Insert File (store as a reference checked). PDF icon of the file is displayed. Get asText indicates the path to the local file ignoring secure storage.

Double clicking will open the file.

 

Is the how this works? I was expecting this regardless of options the file would be saved to Secure folder.

If this is what happens how do you go about eliminating user from using insert file and relying on drag and drop to add files.

 

Step Three

I clear the file from Secure Container field.

The field is still active I right click and select Insert PDF. It insert the PDF. Get as Text returns remote: 1.pdf size: no secure location is provided

Step Four

I clear the file from Secure Container field.

I click outside the field and right click back into the field and select Insert PDF. It insert the PDF. Get as Text returns remote: 1.pdf size: JPEG:Secure/ location

 

I expected Step Three would also return the same GetasText as Step four. Where is the file located in Step Three?

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