2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 4:32 PM by carolg_1

    can't import photos and have photo copied to the record



      can't import photos and have photo copied to the record


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      snow leopard current 10.6.8

      Description of the issue

      I used to be able to do an import>folder and bring the individual photos in the folder into each record. now, regardless of whether I check the box for import only a reference or not, that is what I get--I cannot embed the photos into the record.

      for backup and file maintenance reasons, this is a real problem.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      do file>import, uncheck "import only a reference to each picture file" and only references are stored in the data base records.

      This is happening in the same database which already has a thousand or more records with imported photos embedded in the records.

      Expected result

      photos should be embedded in each record, and there should be no need for reference to an external folder of photos

      Actual result

      file not found on each record display where the photo should appear

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      the file cannot be found: filename.pdf


      make sure I don't move the folder containing the photos that were imported

        • 1. Re: can't import photos and have photo copied to the record


          It would be helpful to have a few more details on this issue.  What has changed since you were able to successfully import photos without references? Are the files all of the same type?

          On OS X 10.6.8, I created a new file, and imported pictures from a folder on the desktop.  They imported without error.  I closed the File and moved the pictures folder.  When the file was reopened, the PDF file type wasn't in the container field. JPEGs, TIFFs and PNG files still were saved in the container field.  The thumbnails remained in the proper fields regardless of the location of the original files.

          Any additional information you can provide will be helpful in defining this issue.


          FileMaker, Inc.

          • 2. Re: can't import photos and have photo copied to the record

            As far as I can recollect, nothing has changed. I don't recall when I upgraded to the latest level of Filemaker Pro--that is the only possible change I can think of.

            I would have upgraded fairly soon after it became available. The original database was created around June-July, and the latest records were probably added in September-October.

            The files I am trying to import are from exactly the same source as the records that are already in the data base. They are all single page pdfs--Both the original images in the database as well as the ones I added a while ago that are now missing.

            Interesting that all file types seemed to work OK except pdfs!

            Thank you for your help!!