Thanks for the quick reply.
I do have the container field storing my images externally. I even logged into the server with FileMaker and deleted all of the images, then imported them again. They all show up fine. Then I go back to WebDirect and the images look like they should be there because the number of records match the hosted solution. however where the picture should be it tells me 'The file cannot be found: 10-3320_s.jpg'
The advice given in the WebDirect guide is very ambiguous:
"Container fields store and display pictures, sounds, movies, and files. Container data can be embedded inside the solution itself or stored externally.
Note FileMaker WebDirect does not support container data that is linked by reference. Referenced container data displays as a static icon and can’t be exported."
Is "data that is linked by reference" the same thing as container data stored externally?
If WebDirect does not support container data stored externally--that is, if images or other container files must be stored in the database, then I fear that performance will be greatly compromised and that WebDirect will not work for databases that contain images.
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There are 2 things.
Option for field "store externally", defined in field option. (All records have same setting)
Option for inserting container data as "reference only", used everytime when inserting. (Every record can have different)
The latter is not supported by WebD.