4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 4, 2012 12:58 AM by Sorbsbuster

    3rd party file storage and retrival



      3rd party file storage and retrival


       Good morning

      I need to store documents (user manuals and documentation) in the database, and I am trying to find a clever method of storing these documents to a spesific share on the nertork.

      I use a container field to store a reference to the file

      I use the INSERT FILE command to store the file

      I use the EXPORT FIELD CONTENT to get the file back

      Is there some way that I can .....

      Make Filemaker store (move) the file to a spesific location when I Insert the file (the file could be anywhere) and have Filemaker use this new location as the pointer for the reference ?

      Can I make Filemaker open up a document in its native app from the reference (and not give me a copy, and then open up the copy) This way when you edit the document and press save .... the edited (updated) version is still referenced in the DB.


      Thanks in advance