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Serving Images from container fields to the web


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I'm setting up a simple database of images to be served to the web by Filemaker (I'm using version 4.0). The images are held in container fields, but do not display when viewed via the Web. Instead, a number is shown in place of the image (it seems to correspond to the number of the record, although I'm not certain)

Information in other fields displays OK, and (following a suggestion I spotted elsewhere in the FM Forums) I can get a link to the relevant image to work.

I'm using Instant Web publishing, and a windows based system (NT4).

Cheers.

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Try changing the instant web "look" or whatever it is... try the simplest one that's just plain HTML.

Ultimately I'd suggest you ditch instant and build custom html format fiels for it. You'll have more control.

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IMHO, your best bet is to keep your images outside of your database as .gif or .jpg files, then have a text field in the database that references the images' filenames. This not only guarantees they'll be served properly, but also decreases the size of your database, thus speeding up response time of it.

- John

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