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Can SuperContainer open externally-stored container .pdfs for interactive viewing?

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(I posted this in another area of this site but received no responses so I'm wondering if SuperContainer can do this?)

I can't seem to find a definitive answer as to how to view .pdfs stored in container fields (on our PC server, stored externally, open storage) and via WebDirect. I have the Data Formatting command set to Interactive Content and have Adobe Acrobat Pro (and Reader) on my client machine (Mac), but that's as far as I've gotten; database is stored on our FMPS v17.x server (Windows).

Cheers,

Rich

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Rich. Super container and external storage are mutually exclusive. 

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Thanks--I was just hoping that something, plug-in or otherwise, would work, but I guess I'm asking for the Moon. : S

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Hi Rich,

SuperContainer can only interact with container fields via the companion plugin which only has the ability to upload from/download to a container field. Otherwise, all container field behavior is native FileMaker. SuperContainer can show previews of PDFs if you run it in Standalone on a Mac but the previews only work in web viewers and is read only. 

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17 hours ago, bcooney said:

Thanks for the link!

 

I tried implementing the setup into my solution but I must be missing something since I see this (the attached)--it appears to be trying to load the .pdf  but isn't successful; when I click the button to "Interactivate", I get the Replace windoid ("Records remaining to update") as it crunches through nearly 4,000 records, but to no avail.

Is there an issue when the container's contents are stored externally, perhaps?

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Good info, but that port is already open on the server. (Rats, it would've been a simple solution to the problem.)

Just as an A/B test, I uploaded the Interactivate.fmp12 file, itself, to the server and as-is, the problem's the same: .pdfs "hang", but the other interactive files--.mp3 and .mp4--appear fine.

To quote a famous philosopher, Chester A. Riley, "What a revoltin' development this is!" 

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