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Kirk Mueller

Images in container fields

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I have a database for of scanned slides. The images are stored on a webserver at:

http://domain/slides/thumbnails/x.jpg

I have tried creating a calculation in the container field to reference the file from the hard drive at:

/webserver/slides/thumbnails/x.jpg

This would work if I viewed it from the computer. However, I have the database shared using FileMaker server 7 advanced and the clients can not see the thumbnail image. Also, the faculty who add slides can not view the thumbnail on their machines.

Is there a way to have the container reference the file from the webserver?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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No.

The images have to be either stored in FileMaker, or on a shared network volume that all can see.

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Have you considered using the script step Open URL? You could append the slide name to the end of the URL.

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I have a button on the layout to go to the URL to download the image and other version of the image. However, I would like to have a thumbnail so we can see what we are downloading.

I guess I will just have to do an applescript to dump the images into the fm database ???-(

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You can use applescript or curl to get thumbnails of the image. This can be done automatically by using the shell script plugin.

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