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We manage small image archives for a number of clients who wish to view their catalogues via the web. We have been using FM5.5 to manage these archives and run our own web based stock image library. No problems until we began to upgrade to FM Server 7 Advanced. We want to use IWP to publish the smaller archives to avoid the cost of custom web publishing. One huge problem, we cannot get the images to appear when published to the web using IWP. Have tried calculations using the relative file path with the result as container, eg. "image:/<<filepath>>/" & Image ID, the image appears in the database before publishing using IWP but is replaced with a "?" icon when published to the web. The only way we have achieved a result is to embed the images into the image container field, the result being a rather large and slow database, this we would like to avoid.

Any suggestions

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I would suggest a visitation to the FileMaker web site and reporting this issue as a bug there.

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After reading a little deeper into this forum I noticed someone had a solution that might also apply to IWP...

Though it still seems to be a workaround in any case - it might work here as well.

Tyr to have your image references point to a server volume that your users have mounted on their local machines.

This of course will not help anyone who wants the general public to have access unless you want to somehow instruct them all on how to mount an ftp server volume on their home machines... I shudder to even consider this option.

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This is not a bug. It is a security feature. The only documents of ANY kind that your web server can serve over the web are those that are stored in the appropriate web server folder. This really has nothing to do with Filemaker and everything to do with permissions associated with web publishing. It is the case for Filemaker or ANY other web publishing process - PHP or whatever. So that's where your images belong for web publishing.

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Probably a bit late for this response, but try putting the images inside the "Web" folder that is located inside the Filemaker folder. All images that Filemaker IWP points to must be placed within this folder.

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