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Just can't nail the path to open a .pdf in a container

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I've been told by The Powers That Be that we don't have the money to purchase a plug-in to view .pdfs in externally-stored containers, so I need a native solution to accomplish that with solutions stored in FileMaker Server (Windows). Mind you, users won't be editing .pdfs, just looking at them.

I perused this forum and found the suggestion in a post to open the .pdf using Open URL so it can be viewed in a Web browser but try as I might, I just can't nail down two tasks: (1) What script/calculation do I use to grab the .pdf's filename, and (2) Setting the path to the file in the Open URL script step. I included a screenshot of the paths.

TIA for your help!

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Thanks! That solved the first part. I used this calculation:

Substitute ( GetValue ( Syllabus__lxr ; 2 ) ; "FILE:" ; "" )

...to remove the "FILE:" text leading the filename.

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