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Loose Links to External gif Container Field in Runtime

Question asked by hsutton47 on May 26, 2012
Latest reply on May 28, 2012 by hsutton47

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Loose Links to External gif Container Field in Runtime

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I have a video database with a container field for the thumbnail of the movie.  To keep the db from getting very large I do a reference to the gif file located in a folder called "movie_thumbnails" vs. storing the gif in the field itself.

Once I get this working well, I plan to create runtimes to give to a couple people along with the folder of movie_thumbnails.  Problem is, when I create the runtime and simulate putting it on another computer, even though I am using the same folder hierarchy with the same folder names and relative paths, the thumbnails do not appear.  Just a text stating the referenced file is not found.

Is the only way to make this work is to store each gif inside the filemaker db prior to creating the runtime solution?

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