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3rd party file storage and retrival

Question asked by NilsMortenAlexandersen on Sep 3, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 4, 2012 by Sorbsbuster

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3rd party file storage and retrival

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 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

Nils

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