Insert File
Imports a file or a reference to a file into the current container field. Configures the Insert File dialog box.
Insert File [<dialog options>;<table::field>;”<filename>”]
Select Dialog options or click Specify 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.
Store only a reference instructs FileMaker Pro to store only a link to a file in the container field instead of the entire file. This option may reduce the size of your FileMaker Pro file, but if you move or delete the file being referenced, FileMaker Pro won't be able to display it.
Select Go to target field or click Specify to specify the container field to insert the file into.
Select Specify source file or click Specify to specify 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 scheduled script 
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.
FileMaker WebDirect does not support the Dialog options, Store only a reference, or Specify source file options.
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]
Related topics 
Script steps reference (alphabetical list)
Script steps reference (category list)