Insert From URL
 
Purpose 
Enters the content from a URL into a field.
See also 
Format 
Insert from URL [Verify SSL Certificates; Select; No dialog; <table::field>; Resource URL]
Options 
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Verify SSL Certificates validates the SSL certificate of the server specified in the URL. If the certificate is invalid, you can choose to continue or skip this script step. If the certificate is invalid and the Set Error Capture script step is set to On, Insert From URL behaves as if the server is unavailable.
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Select entire contents replaces the contents of a field. If you do not select this option, Insert From URL inserts the content from the URL at the insertion point or at the end of the field's data.
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Perform without dialog prevents the “Insert from URL” Options dialog box from displaying when the script step executes.
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Go to target field specifies the field to insert the URL content into.
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Specify URL allows you to type the URL or to create your URL from a calculation.
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Automatically encode URL replaces special characters with the corresponding encoded values required for URLs. For example, a space character is replaced with %20. When this option is deselected, the URL remains as it is entered.
Compatibility 
 
Where the script step runs 
Supported 
FileMaker Pro 
Yes 
FileMaker Server scheduled script 
Yes 
FileMaker Go 
Yes 
Custom Web Publishing 
Yes 
FileMaker WebDirect 
Yes 
Runtime solution 
Yes 
Originated in 
FileMaker Pro 12.0
Description 
Insert From URL supports http, https, httppost, httpspost, ftp, ftps, and file protocols. FileMaker Pro downloads the resource that is specified by the URL to the target field.
For a list of picture and audio/video formats supported in container fields, see Using data in container fields.
Important  For better performance in FileMaker WebDirect, be sure that Select entire contents is selected.
Notes
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If Perform without dialog is deselected, this script step runs as if Automatically encode URL is selected.
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If Select entire contents is deselected, and Insert From URL inserts content into a text field, the contents from the URL are appended to the text field. Multiple fetches can result in unpredictable results and slower performance.
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Example 1 
Accesses a website and inserts a PDF into the Sales Report container field.
Insert from URL [No dialog; Customers::Sales Report; “//www.filemaker.com/sales_report.pdf”]
Example 2 
Inserts a map showing the customer's address in the Address Map container field.
Insert from URL [No dialog; Customers::Address Map; "http://maps.google.com/maps/api/staticmap?center=" & Customers::Address & "&zoom=14&markers=" & Customers::Address & "&size=256x256&sensor=false"]
Example 3 
Inserts the HTML code for //www.apple.com.
Insert from URL [No dialog; Customers::HTML Website Code; "//www.apple.com"]
Related topics 
Script steps reference (alphabetical list)
Script steps reference (category list)