2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 13, 2009 9:21 AM by FentonJones

    create a filepath via drag



      create a filepath via drag&drop?


      In FMPro-10 (Mac) is it possible in theory to create a drop-zone on a layout that would enable a PDF to be drag-and-dropped on it  ... and then a filepath to the PDF extracted and automatically entered into a container field as a file reference?  Basically a work-around which would allow drag&drop onto a container field.  (I got spoiled being able to do this in Bento.)

        • 1. Re: create a filepath via drag&drop?

          Unfortunately not in FileMaker natively, however there is a plug-in by 360Works called SuperContainer that does allow you to create functionality like this.


          Check it out at: http://www.360works.com/supercontainer/ 


          I think it is more for moving and managing documents, but definitely worth looking into sa it may solve your query.

          • 2. Re: create a filepath via drag&drop?

            Troi File can do this, though it's kind of expensive. A somewhat clunky but free alternative on a Mac would be to create an AppleScript droplet, on your Desktop (or in the file's folder, if local) which could get the dropped file(s) paths, and tell FileMaker to add them to the current record (if files, then you'd have to add them to a linked table as new records).


            A similar alternative would be to create a folder to drop items in, with a Folder Action attached to do the above.


            I wrote a longer post, but the darn authentication time limit is too short, and it was lost.