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Graphics. How to link them and NOT include them into the DB?


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Hello guys,

sorry for this post but my search failed. maybe my bad english.

In earlier versions of FileMaker it was possible to paste images not into the database. You was able to link to them.

My database is growing and growing, and I cant finde the old declaration of the container field for the behaviour of it.

I don't want to paste the pictures directly into my database I want to see them but the old way over links.

Can anybody tell me where do they hide this funktion in version 8 of FileMaker?

Thanks for any answeres.

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*******, why I didn't recognice this option?

I always put picktures in there by Drag&Drop :

Thanks for that hint.

Is it possible to build a script that when I drop the picture, the picture is gonna send into a folder an save as a reference?

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from Amazon. Drag the picture F9 for exposé : choose filemaker and drop the picture on my picture field.

Is it posible to script this that the picture get copyed to a specific folder and then make the reference in this picturefield :

Thanks again for the hint with the option in the save dialog.

Maybe I write an applescript which will do the procedure.

Or any better ideas?

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You could make a script that asks for a name, then exports the field to a known folder, then inserts the picture back as a reference only. But the script will not be triggered by dropping a picture into the field.

It might be simpler just to drag the pictures into a folder, then import the folder.

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