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How can I make a request to FileMaker on the Web to download a MS Word file that sits on the disk where FMPro resides? These files must be downloaded only after the transaction is approved. So their path must remain not accessible par a hyperlink. I built a hyperlink to the file with calculated fields. It works but the path is shown to the user so the security is null. I tried to use the Include CDML tag but it works only for text file. Is it just a matter of changing the MIME type? What would the Mime type be then?

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Let me see if I understand what you want...

You want people to access a link only after they fulfill some criteria. You don't want them to be able to see the link while it's downloading. Do you want the user to be able to download the file again after they have done it the first time?

The best security would be to constantly change the url to the downloaded file. However this is going to be very troublesome and probably cannot be done with FMP alone, it may need some sort of OS scripting utility.

URLs cannot be 100% hidden from the user. On MacOS for instance, Netscape puts the url to the file as a comment, so nothing will hide it the URL from a determined user.

The only other method is to emil the user a password that has a limited time before it expires, but this too will be a lot of work.

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