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Insert File
Imports a file or file reference into the current container field; configures the Insert File dialog box.
See also 
Insert File [<dialog options>;<table::field>;”<filename>”]
Dialog options allows you to create a custom Insert File dialog box, filter file types, and choose storage, display, and compression options for files that are inserted into a container field. See Insert File Options dialog box.
Go to target field specifies the container field to insert the file into.
Specify source file specifies the file to be inserted. For information on creating file paths in FileMaker Pro, see Creating file paths.
Where the script step runs 
FileMaker Pro 
FileMaker Server 
FileMaker Go 
Custom Web Publishing 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Runtime solution 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 6.0 or earlier
You must specify a target field, click in a field, or use the Go to Field script step before performing this script step. If you do not specify a file to insert, FileMaker Pro displays a dialog box where the user can select a file.
If there is no active container field on the layout where the script is being performed, Insert File returns an error code that can be captured with the Get(LastError) function.
FileMaker WebDirect does not support the Dialog options or Specify source file options.
FileMaker Go uses the following options in the Insert File Options dialog box with this script step: for Storage options, it uses Insert; and for Display, it uses Content of file (when possible).
Example 1 
Goes to the File field and inserts a document.
Go to Field [Products::File]
Insert File ["Instruction Manual.doc"]
Example 2 
Opens a dialog box with custom file format filters for the user to select a file, attempts to compress the selected file, then inserts the file into the active container field.
Insert File [Filters; Insert; Compress when possible]
Example 3 
Inserts the file specified in the File Name field into the File container field, and attempts to display the contents of the file.
Set Variable [$FILE_PATH; Value: Get ( DocumentsPath ) & Products::File Name]
Insert File [Insert; Display content; Never compress; Products::File ; $FILE_PATH]
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