1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 5, 2013 8:12 AM by LSNOVER

    Insrting Format Controls into ESS Queries

    user12837

      Is there an efficient way to insert formatting controls into text generated by an external data source which FileMaker interprets correctly?

       

      For example, the external data source sends

       

      "I would like <b> this </b> to show up in FM as bold."

       

      and FileMaker displays

       

      "I would like this to show up in FM as bold.

       

      Thanks,

       

      Tom

        • 1. Re: Insrting Format Controls into ESS Queries
          LSNOVER

          You could make a calculation that refers to the field and does the formatting, or handle it in a script trigger as the record is loaded.  If it's HTML, you might want to display in the Web viewer object.  If it's something proprietary, you will have to parse it in Filemaker one way or another.  How efficient that is is a subjective call. ;-)