12 Replies Latest reply on Apr 17, 2017 11:08 PM by rudihoremans

    Length of filename for externally stored container fields

    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.