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I have a db with pictures referenced. How can I have them viewable over a webpage? I'm using Claris Homepage to do the connection to the db. It looks like I have to have the image imbedded in the db for it to be viewable. I know I should be able to do it, I just don't have the knowledge.

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Hi, I agree with Anatoli, just store your images in a single directory and have a field in the database with the image name. If you only have Filemaker running on the server, use a relative path from where the html page is. If you're running it on a web server, let the web server do the work and write an absolute path.

The HTML will look like:

<IMG SRC="imagefolder/[FMP-FIELD:image_name]" BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom>

or, if you're using a webserver:

<IMG SRC="http://www.mydomain.com/imagefolder/[FMP-FIELD:image_name]." BORDER=0 ALIGN=bottom>

regards, jeff

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Novice here. Building web sites using FM databases for the first time. I work with Dreamweaver mostly to build my html.

All I wanna do is export my db, which has a field referencing a names of my jpgs. I'd like to be able to put html code into the fields, but FM doesn't do it. All my htlm gets tweaked. I know I can go in after I've exported and do it all by hand (add links, mailto's, img src, etc), but doesn't it seem silly that FM doesn't do this easily? Is there something I don't know?

I've read all the postings I can find here having to do with this, but either I don't understand the posts or I'm missing something. I realize this may be elementary to most of you...thanks for your patience.

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Hi, Filemaker is actually the easiest and most flexible way to deliver bits of html into a dynamic page - you can add images, links, colour up tables etc. very easily once you've seen how. If you mail me I'll send you a sample db that delivers images which you can use as a starting point.

regards, Jeff

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Hi, Filemaker is actually the easiest and most flexible way to deliver bits of html into a dynamic page - you can add images, links, colour up tables etc. very easily once you've seen how. If you mail me I'll send you a sample db that delivers images which you can use as a starting point.

regards, Jeff

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ok bettydylan, I beleive I understand what you are trying to do. You have a field in the database that has the actual name of the image (be it image.jpg), you then have a container field with those images stored as a reference. What you want to do is be able to show those images over the web.

Well, good news bad news, you can use the field that has the image name, and use it in the image tag for where the image is located. You will first need to move/copy the images into a folder in the web folder (named "images" for example) then you will need to place the following code in HTML:

<IMG SRC="images/[fmp-field:imageNameField]">

This will work for users on the web.

Lets move to the bad news part in this scenario. If you are truly using container fields with the images stored as references (of which the paths are not accessible in base FileMaker), then if you move the images from their current location to the "images" folder in the "web" folder of filemaker, you experience a wonderful limitation of OLE (object linking and embedding), all your links in FileMaker are now broken and you must now re-insert them(unless you have the plugin or such from Troi) all manually, therby pointing the container field to the images folder in the web folder.

I hope this helps, and if my scenario is incorrect please correct me.

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