4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 8, 2013 11:12 PM by Markus Schneider

    Importing photos from Bento4



      Importing photos from Bento4


      FileMaker Pro



      Operating system version

      OSX Lion

      Description of the issue

      Fields with photos (jpegs, etc) did not come over when importing Bento4 database.  How do I get those files over to FM11?

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Import Database

      Expected result

      Fields with jpegs, etc. should come over

      Actual result

      Fields with photos did not come over

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      No error message

      Configuration information

      Lion OSX - latest version
      Filemaker 11 - latest version
      Bento 4 - latest version

        • 1. Re: Importing photos from Bento4

          Is it possible to export the photos as separate image files to a folder?

          • 2. Re: Importing photos from Bento4

            Mark Moore:

            Thank you for your post.

            At this time, the importing of a Bento Data Source will not import binary data.  Therefore, the Media field contents cannot be imported.

            However, when files are dragged into a Media field, the file is copied into the Bento database bundle bento.bentodb.  FileMaker Pro will allow you to import images into a FileMaker Container field in batch mode from a folder.  The Library image files are stored in the folder:

            bento.bentodb -> Contents -> Resources -> Assets

            Although all the images will be imported into separate records, you will still need to associate the image files with the correct Bento record.

            FileMaker, Inc.

            • 3. Re: Importing photos from Bento4

                   Are you kidding!!!!


                   I've got to import 670 records with photos from Bento into FileMaker Pro. Can't you create an automated method to accomplish this? I'm a longtime user of Bento AND FileMaker. Now that you are killing off Bento, I must make a shift to FileMaker. Please automate this process.


                   Dr. Siddons

              • 4. Re: Importing photos from Bento4
                Markus Schneider

                     the new migration-tool, available from the FMI-website, will import photos IMHO.

                     Photos are the easy part.. there are ID's in the SQLite DB - can be done manually as well (You're right - the migration could be easier and more complete. The FileMaker built-in meccano will not import photos..)