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Retrieve container data (images) via ODBC?

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I have a simple filemaker database I have created and it has a text field and an image container field. I have managed to display the text field on an ASP page but I can't get the container field (image) to display. I get this in the images place:


So is this possible? If so if anyone could give me an example code or something as I'm not fantastic at writing it but I'm good at taking it apart and learning what each part does :)

I hope you can help :)

Thanks alot


P.S I have also read around the forums about not using container fields (you should upload them to the server etc) but I would still really like to know how this works lol!

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Though I do not recommend it, you can use 'GetAs' function to get image data from a container field.

SELECT GetAs(your_container_field, 'JPEG') FROM your_table

Note that...

- You have to know the file type of the image.

- You cannot put an image data into a container field.

Please read the developer's guide for detail.


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