Thank you for the post.
I am unable to replicate. To attempt to replicate, I performed the following steps:
1. File > New Database > “ExternalStore.fmp12”
2. Created a container field called “Contain” and placed on the layout
3. File > Manage > Containers
4. Selected the base directory > Clicked “Edit…” > “Storage/“ > Clicked “OK” > Clicked “OK”
5. File > Manage > Database > Double-clicked “Contain” > “Storage” (pane) > Checked “Store container data externally” (Open) > relative to: “[database location]/Storage/“ > Clicked “OK”
6. New Record > Inserted File
Actual Result: A folder called “Storage” is created on the desktop with the externally stored data.
Perhaps, I am missing a step to replicate?
Additionally, the following knowledge base article may be useful to review:
My issue was to store the data in a different folder than the database. In other words the base directory definition would not begin with "[database location]".
I have no problem with the with the example you prepared. How would I define a base directory in your step #4 that was in a different folder than the database?
Thank you for the reply.
“How would I define a base directory in your step #4 that was in a different folder than the database?”
Specify the path to the folder you want. Say we want to create a folder on the root level of Macintosh HD.
The path would look something like:
When I insert the first file after specifying this path, on my hard drive named Macintosh HD resides the following directory structure:
Macintosh HD/FOLDER/<database name>/<container name>/files.inserted
Let me know if any of the above requires additional clarification.