Ok, as I think a little more about this... the reference would be wrong because that drive is on the host computer, right? So is there a way to use a shared network drive to store the images? I suppose a web portal might also work.
Thank you for your posts.
The directory structure is quite different on the iPad/iPhone, and although you can make a reference to a file on a shared server, there is no way to access that shared server from the iPad in a Container field. One possible workaround is to place those images on a public server accessed by a web browser. Then, you can access them within a FileMaker Web Viewer. However, you would also need the name of the file in a field so that the Web Viewer doesn't link to the same static reference. For example, assuming the files are stored at www.abc.com, create a field "FILE", and enter the name of the filename that needs to be referenced for that record. Then, in the Web Viewer, create the calculation:
"http://www.abc.com/" & FILE
Does that make sense? Please let me know if you need more detailed information.
I have the same issue the web-server doesn't really work for me because we try to keep a tight lid on our data and don't want to share it.
I was hoping there was a place to store images locally on the ios device. Could the images be stored in the Photos app?
Thank you for your post.
At this time, FileMaker Go cannot reference any Container data on the device. Either the Container data is stored in the database file or use the method above with a Web Viewer referencing the file on a web server.
I encourage you to enter this suggestion into our Feature Requests web form at:
The entries into this web form are monitored and read by Development and Product Management where they are discussed and considered for a future release. Although I could copy your post and paste it into the web form, there are some additional questions that only you can answer.
After my posting I found your mantra on the feature_request page so I filled it out with what I'm looking for.