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Pointing Containers at Files

Question asked by theOtter on Sep 29, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 29, 2016 by theOtter

Our company deals with a lot of graphics—probably in the petabytes by now—and thus have a fairly complex folder structure. I’m trying to set up a container field with external storage, but have it point to a path specified in a field. In other words, I’m not wanting the Container to put the graphic somewhere; the graphic is already exactly where it needs to be, cannot be moved, and cannot reasonably be copied to a different location. All I want is for the Container field to display what’s already there, as specified by a text field containing the file path. I can’t shake the thought that I’ve done something like this before, but I can’t for the life of me remember how, much less find anything online regarding how to do it.


Anyone have any bright ideas?


(FIleMaker 14.0v6/15.0v2 on Mac OS X/macOS)