Filemaker Server and behaviour of externally stored container fields

Discussion created by mbenseman on Oct 19, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2015 by RosemaryTietge

My question is about externally stored container field on a hosted database.


When a record is displayed on a client machine (in FM Pro or FM Go), and that record has a container field with an externally stored file, is the externally stored file pulled down from the server at the time of display, or does it only get pulled down when one seeks to access the container field?


The obvious reason for the question is to get a sense of network traffic, and to try and minimise that to make the application more efficient.