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Length of filename for externally stored container fields

Question asked by rudihoremans on Apr 11, 2017
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2017 by rudihoremans

Database of images. Import of images via script step "Insert Picture". No problems with that whatsoever.

No I remarked that the filenames of the externally stored data are truncated to 50 characters (+ file extension).

When I import an image with filename "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz.psd" (52 characters + .psd), what I see in the Finder in the directory of externally stored containers:

"abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx.psd" and

"abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwx.jpg" (this being the preview image)

When I want to export field contents, FileMaker proposes the full filename (52 characters + .psd).

Is this regular behaviour ? Could not find any information on limitations file name length.

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