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FileNameFromContainer ( containerField )

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Dan Shockley, NYHTC
http://nyhtc.org

Get the file name of a file in a container field.

Sample Input:
FileNameFromContainer ( MemberPhoto )
Sample Output:
"SusanHill.jpg"


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

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Description:

Extracts the file name of a file inserted into a container field, including the extension.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

As of FM13 there is
GetContainerAttribute(sourceField;"filename")

unix, Japan
May 21, 2015 8:56pm

Or...... you could just use:

GetAsText(<container field>)

Vyke, Washington DC
July 06, 2015 2:32pm

True about FileMaker 13, for those using it everywhere.
As for just using GetAsText, read the function: there are situations where the GetAsText has a lot more than the name, even of the first line. That is too simple a solution and will fail in those situations.

Dan Shockley, New York
July 06, 2015 2:37pm

You could also use GetContainerAttribute(Container;"Filename")

David, California
March 22, 2017 9:50pm

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