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Thumbnails using the checkbox in Manage Containers

Question asked by disabled_JackRodgers on May 8, 2014
Latest reply on May 9, 2014 by TSGal


Thumbnails using the checkbox in Manage Containers


     First, I am aware of how to make separate container fields for various thumbnail sizes.

     Second, I have inherited a file using SuperContainer with 7000 custom functions and longwinded scripts using those functions.

     Third, I am not anxious to make a catastrophe...

     Now, the containers are set for external storage and I am looking under the File:Manage Containers:Thumbnail tab at the radio button for permanent storage. Natually the dialog leaves many questions unanswered, such as "What Thumbnails?"

     First Question: will Filemaker generate a thumbnail based on the size of my container, say 200x200 for a 12 megabyte image and then store that image permanently for all records.

     Second Question: is this referencing a thumbnail that I might create using getthumbnail and storing that permanently.

     Third Question: what does this mean.  :)

     If, after the file has been running for a year, I decide to select the permanent storage option. What happens? For instance, does this interfere with whatever SuperContainer is doing.