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FilenameContainer ( ContainerAsText )

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Hal Gumbert, CampSoftware

Returns a FileMaker Container Field Filename.

Sample Input:
FilenameContainer ( Settings::LogoImage )
Sample Output:

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


// FilenameContainer ( ContainerAsText )
// Returns a FileMaker Container Field Filename.
// Hal Gumbert,

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Two things. One, this is apparently dependent upon another custom function witch isn't mentioned in the description. Two, why not use use GetAsText ( ContainerField )?

Sean, Birmingham
April 28, 2012 6:21pm

Hi Sean,

Sorry about the dependent functions. I should have mentioned that. These two should solve that problem:

You can't just use GetAsText for Containers that are stored externally in FileMaker 12 since it returns different values now.

Hal Gumbert, Orlando, FL
April 30, 2012 8:15am

Couple of issues here.

There is no ValuesRemoveEmptyValues function, but there is a RemoveEmptyValues. Also there is no ValuesFind function but there is a FindValues function. For FindValues, you'll need ListIndex. Both FindValues and ListIndex use "list" parameter that FMP12 won't allow so they need to be renamed.

scott morabito, boston
September 22, 2012 6:52am

Here's a waaaay easier method, works on local and remote container fields

filename = GetAsText(<Your Container Field>);
filename = Substitute(GetValue(filename ; 1) ; "remote:" ; "")

Tux, Montreal
October 04, 2013 10:03am

Haaaa Merci Tux... je cherchais justement quelques chose de simple !!

JF, Montreal
January 07, 2015 1:54pm

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