Inserting Pictures with filename only in Filemaker

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

  1. MyFirstMac macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    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

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    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

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    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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