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  1. We have containers that we drag and drop PDFs into, that are externally stored and the field on the layout is formatted as a PDF. I know I've done this in the past where I wrote a little script that sets a temporary path and when it's clicked the enduser can view in Adobe. The script is simple: it sets the a variable to a temporary path, then exports the field contents to automatically open. I cannot get the script to work. It seems so simple... maybe my mind isn't working right today. So my next idea was to make popover button with the pdf container in, interactive so when the user click
  2. Hello -- I would like to open pdf files that are stored in a secure external manner. Only the first page of multipage files show in a FM container window (if I';m not mistaken) so I am wondering about using Preview (Mac, of course). I can retrieve the file path to the secure file by processing the text output of the container file, and then use it as a variable filename in a Send Event script step, but Preview cannot open it. Any suggestions?
  3. After upgrading to MirrorSync 3 from 2, I can no longer sync container fields. During the reconfiguration process, I get the tooltip in the uploaded image below. The tooltip says "Neither field is writable. This could be because they are calculation or summary fields. It could also be caused by field-level validation or custom access privileges.". These container fields are not calc or summary fields. There is no field level validation or custom access privileges that I know if. They are full access, and the fields have not changed since my last MirrorSync 2 configuration. Please help!
  4. I'm using Filemaker Pro 11 in Windows 7, trying to automate the exporting of files from container fields. I've written a script that goes through all the records to export the files in the container fields while skipping empty container fields. The code works well, except that there are a number of records with container fields where I get the "Container fields cannot be exported." error. When I try go to these records and try manually exporting the container field contents by right clicking, the "Export Field Contents..." option is grayed out, though I am able to open the document and then
  5. Hello Forum, Anybody with a solution or understanding as to why FM crashing when browsing records on layouts that have container fields?
  6. Hello If I put a JPG file in a container field, and then run a script which Exports the field contents, with the 'automatically open file' option ticked, the stored file opens up in Preview. If I do the same thing with a Mail email file, it opens up in TextEdit. I'm wondering whether it is possible to specify the application in which a file is opened, depending on the filename. i.e. 'If the file you've just exported, ends in .doc, open it in Word; if it ends in .jpg, open it in Preview; if it ends in .eml, open it in Mail' Don't suppose anyone knows how to do that? Thanks
  7. Hello forum, I had a few questions regarding inserting, then retrieving a PDF from a container field. Scripts attached. What I have is a table for Customers related to a table Customer_contact. In the Customers Table I have a layout/procedure to write letters to customers, either individually, or in bulk. Then print. What I would then like to do is have the option (in the Customer_contact table) to either just put a record of the contact (date, which letter sent) or save a copy of the entire letter in a container field as a PDF. The reason for the 2 options are I only really want t
  8. Hi All, I'm new to EasySync and just started looking at syncing a simple one table database with two container fields before I move onto some of the more complicated databases i'm looking to use EasySync for. For these container fields i've created the two B64 calculation fields as requested in the setup documentation. The sync itself has completed successfully however when looking at the container fields I can see an encoded string returned rather than the data found in the container field I was expecting (These container fields are capturing a photo from an IOS device and a signature).
  9. I am working on an iPad solution designed to browse an art collection. A container field will display the work of art and there will be some descriptive fields beneath it. Very frequently, the user will want to view the image 'full screen' by tapping on it. This works great, but in this case it's unfortunate that there's an intermediate step where the user is to select from a number of Actions' -- which includes the 'View' option I want. This layout won't be intended for doing anything but viewing the art (no need for replacement, deleting, etc.). So, my question is whether there's
  10. We recently upgraded to Filemaker Server 12 Advanced to take advantage of the new container field capability. I have low to intermediate filemaker experience but am uncomfortable around server and PC's. We are running on iss from a dedicated PC. I am trying to set up remote storage of containers on a newly installed 2TB hard drive, drive D:/ but am trying to do that remotely because I am 60 miles away from the server. I can only get the database to look on my computer for the reference of the file, not the server external hard drive, where I am trying to store the photos. I could u
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