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"Copy" file from local computer to server using FM - WITHOUT saving to DB

Question asked by deltatango on Jan 25, 2010
Latest reply on May 8, 2010 by AAgraphics

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"Copy" file from local computer to server using FM - WITHOUT saving to DB

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In my customer's database - after they create a record, they must attach several pdf docs to the record as well. I am trying to figure out a way to "upload" them to the server without having to leave filemaker, put the file via the network and then go back to filemaker and add the file, so that these files aren't scattered all over people's computers.

 

I came up with this solution -

 

In a script, use a layout where they add a file to a container field. Once there, it is scripted to export the contents to a folder on the SERVER, and then the container field is updated by inserting the new location on the server, as a reference.

 

This way, in theory - all the files will be on the server and not on everyone's computer. Suggestions? :D 

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