Inserting Pictures with filename only in Filemaker

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by MyFirstMac, May 18, 2007.

  1. MyFirstMac macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2007
    OK - since you folks are excellent in all things FileMaker - here's my goal:

    I need to create a printable membership directory and think FileMaker is a perfect app to do so.

    I need to place pictures of the members in the directory.

    I'm hoping to import filenames (i.e. "directory\firstlast.jpg") into the database so when I import it, the filename can simply pull up the picture and place it in the correct location.

    I'm assuming I need to use a Container and likely another databse to link each other to but haven't gotten anything to work yet.

  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040


    Sep 13, 2003
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    If you have a container field and you do an import of text into it and the text is a file path it will import the picture.
  3. Mydriasis macrumors 6502


    Mar 17, 2005
    Do you want to save the picture within the database or link to an external file?

    You can easily do both.
  4. MyFirstMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 11, 2007
    Thanks for the suggestion above and for this question as well. I'd want to save the picture within the database...but allow for reimportation whenever I update the original filename.

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