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Storage of Images

Question asked by Frinholp on Sep 7, 2010
Latest reply on Sep 11, 2010 by FentonJones


Storage of Images


Hi all

Has anybody got an opinion on the storage of images within Filemaker and the use of 360 Works' Scriptmaster plugin?

I require images to be associated with certain records and I am aware a container field will store an image. Is it best practice to store the image within the database or link a path to the image?

I have been investigating the functionality provided with Scriptmaster which seems would allow me to create directories associated with a record, store images in that folder and use the Get File As Container to show an image in a container field that is external to the database. I have not yet installed the plugin so I'm not too sure if my understanding is correct???

What types of files can be stored in a container? What will be displayed within the container field that is not a jpeg? I ask this as I would like to hold any digital correspondence such as text files, documents, pdfs or emails either by link via path name or the storage of a document itself within a field.

Is it possible to open files with an associated application via script?

Scriptmaster seems to offer a lot of additional functionality at no cost!

Thanks in advance