Viewing Container Field Files (pdf, Word, Excel, pictures, etc)

Discussion created by mc6994 on Jan 21, 2014
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2014 by ch0c0halic


1. I am using Filemaker Pro 13 on client machines and Filemaker Server 13 on a Mac server.

2. The database tracks projects and each project can have multiple attachments that are stored in container fields. Hence 1 to many relationship between project table and attachment table.

3. Attachement are viewed and accessed in a portal within the Project layout.



I am trying to view pdf files or any document stored in the container easily when i am using either a mac or a PC. I didn't like the interactive content setup because i limited to the size of the container on the layout.



I created a button to view the content with a script attached that export the file to the hard disk, save it as "Attachment Temp Save" and open it automatically. This approach works fine when i run the database locally on my machine. I named the file "Attachment Temp Save" to save a temporary copy on the hard drive that would be over written the next time i would open another attachment. This would save hard drive space in the long run.




When the database is hosted on the server and i attempt to view the attachment using the same script. I see the following error message: "Attachment Temp Save" could not be created on this disk. Use a diffferent name, make more room on the disk, unlock it or use a different disk. (see attached sreen shot).




Screen shot of the error message and pdf file with the script.




Please let me know if you see what's wrong with either the script or possibly server configuration settings that i may be missing. Also if there is a better approach to accomplish this, let me know.

Thank you.