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Storing Images or only a refrence to the file

Question asked by AlexTorry on Feb 19, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 21, 2011 by philmodjunk

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Storing Images or only a refrence to the file

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Hi,

I came up with the idea of changing all my "add image" button scripts to set the containers to store only a reference to the file and not the image itself thinking that eventually my database will hold many images and could get slow. 

But then, contrary to my toughts i realized that it became notably slow with this change, maybe because it takes longer for filemaker to go and lookup that reference for the file and displaying it.

Which way would you recommend for me? Considering that i wouldn't really care if my database file gets very big. I am planning to use a server on a wireless network and also access it via filemaker go.

Thanks

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