Open Remote Picture Reference Using Server 8 Advanced - Pictures are not shown.

Posted on 2006-04-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-27
When I open Remote a file being hosted by filemaker 8 server advanced, all picture references are not shown unless the local computer also has the pictures in the exact same location.  Is it possible to show the images from the server without importing the complete image into the server database or transferring the images to the local computer?


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Expert Comment

ID: 16516147
In Filemaker, you choose whether an image file is stored (in the container field) or wheter just a reference to the file is stored. I'm afraid your database will need to be modified.

Do you have FM8? See here:

good luck

Author Comment

ID: 16516373
Thank you,

I am using pro 8.

I chose store a file reference only because even though the pictures were about 150,000 k each, filemaker was storing them at about a meg apiece. The database was in the several gigabyte range after inserting several thousand pictures and I wanted to put about 45,000 images in the database.

Is it possible to use a relative path with a picture reference so that filemaker will look for the picture first where the database was opened from?


Accepted Solution

rogier earned 1500 total points
ID: 16518415
I believe you can use a relative path referring one level (one directory) up or down from where the FM file is stored. But I'll try for you tonight when I have access to Filemaker


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