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Creating script to populated empty containers with images

Posted on 2006-11-28
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If I had a field called IMAGEPATH, is there a way to create a script that will use the field as the actual image path to insert an image from my hard drive in an empty container in the same record?

What I am hoping to do is have the script check for empty containers throughout my database, and fill them with images on my hard drive using the imagepath field to guide it to the appropriate image for that container.
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the trick is to declare a variable $imagename = the field which contains the image path, and use this variable as the file reference for the insert file or picture command (you type the variable name in the window where you normally insert a real path for the file to import.)
to insert a file, use a filemaker path (must be specified as filemaker file references, not as the OS path, that is:
file:/C:/Documents and Settings/Utilisateur/Mes documents/ttt/smorsche.jpg for a file or
image:/C:/Documents and Settings/Utilisateur/Mes documents/ttt/smorsche.jpg for a picture
relative paths are also ok:
image:./ttt/smorsche.jpg

so if the paths you have are not formatted like this, you need to work the rigth syntax out of yr existing paths first. but this is normally a bit of subsitute steps when creating the variables; let me know if you need help for this too.
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by:jarrodprice
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I am confused.  If my image path was "C:/Documents and Settings/Utilisateur/Mes documents/ttt/smorsche.jpg", and that was the content of my imagename field, how would I right the script to start at the first record, and for each record with an empty container, insert an image in the container using the path from the imagename field for that record.  How should I write the variable in the script? what should the syntax be for the image path?  In the "insert image" command, how do I write the path?
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by:jarrodprice
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disregard...I got it.
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by:lesouef
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if you say so... otherwise I am back behind my keyboard...
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by:jarrodprice
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No it is working perfectly.
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