Container repetitions vs separate fields...benefits and drawbacks?

Discussion created by tkessler45 on Jul 27, 2016
Latest reply on Jul 27, 2016 by David Moyer

I have a situation where I need to take between 2-5 photos for a given record. I can use repetitions in a single field, or just set up 5 separate fields. I'm not sure what the benefit of repetitions are? Ultimately the user would view the photo field(s) in a popover button and tapping each would insert from device in FileMaker Go, using an iPad camera to take the picture. I can do this with a small one- or two-line script that will work with either method. Logistically the use of separate fields sounds better, but I haven't used repetitions enough to understand any benefit they bring to the table. What are the benefits and drawbacks of this over the use of separate fields?