insert picture from alias works manually, not in script
Mac PowerBook G4, 1GHz, 1GB RAM, Mac OS 10.4.11, FMP Advanced 10.0v3.
I have a FMP file with (inter alia) a text field containing a filename and container field to contain a picture.
I can manually select the picture field, choose "Picture ..." from the "Insert" menu and then navigate to a folder containing aliases of selected files from a folder holding many more JPGs. Choosing an alias appropriate to the filename in the selected record gives the result that the picture appears in the container field.
However, when I try to script this operation to fill all the picture fields in the database file, I get a message "This file type could not be displayed as a picture. It will be inserted and displayed as a file." The container file shows a file icon and name after the script runs.
The script works as expected if the target file is an orginal rather than an alias.
I can't see any options I am missing in order to make the script operation behave like the manual one. Is it me or is this a bug/feature?
Not sure if you can call it a bug, but I think your scripted insert is inserting the alias instead of the file it points to.