Perform Script on Server and Import and Export of Field contents

Discussion created by deninger on Apr 28, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 29, 2014 by deninger

Maybe this just is not possible, but boy would it be handy (at least for me)...


I am looking for a way to offload a simple procedure to my Server instead of performing it locally. The script does the following:


# Filemaker ESS does not show SQL Server BLOB data. Initiate workaround

Import Records [No dialog; DNS: PharmaservImages; Calcculated SQL Text: "Select..." ] // imports an image from a SQL Server database into a local container


# imported image from SQL Server is shown as a "Untitled.dat" and is the contents of the blob data are not visible within the FM Container

# export and reimport will correct this...

Export Field Contents [Rx Files::Image ; $path] // exports the image to a predetermined path using Get (TemporaryPath) & ".output.jpg"

Insert File [Display content; Never compresss; Rx Files::Image ; "$path" ] // re-imports the image, now visible within FileMaker's container field


When the above is run locally "Perform Script", things work swimingly. I would love this to happen behind the scenes, but apparently the last two steps are not supported when executed as "Perform Script on Server"


Any wisdom or insight that I have failed to latch on to?