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Import images from a text file

Question asked by Gr8data on Oct 13, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 14, 2013 by Gr8data

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Import images from a text file

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     Good morning

     I am new to filemaker

     I am trying to import images into 3 container fields from a text file. And I would like to have the field referenced, so as not to increase the database size.

     I have 20,000 records with 1 image per container field (60,000 Images). All images stored in the same folder C:\Images

     The import file format is

     "Id_Key","Image_1","Image_2","Image_3"
     "00001","IA000001.tif","IB000001.tif","IC000001.tif"
     "00002","IA000002.tif","IB000001.tif","IC000001.tif"
     "00003","IA000003.tif","IB000001.tif","IC000001.tif"

     It looks like there's more to it than meets the eye, one issue I can see is: How do we tell FM where to find the images?.

     I'm suspecting this type of import needs to be handled differently, but not sure how to go about it.

     Any help would be much appreciated.

     Regards

     David

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

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