Containers and strange (I think) behavior

Discussion created by bpensyl on Dec 8, 2017
Latest reply on Dec 12, 2017 by philmodjunk

I am currently trying to understand referenced containers in FM 15 on my Mac. I have created a very small database in attempt to learn the ins-and-outs of containers. Results are not as expected, and I cannot find any documentation concerning this behavior.


The following fields are in the file Container Test.fmp12:

ID - increment by 1 on commit

Name - text

Picture 1 - set to interactive, referenced open

Picture 2 - set to interactive, referenced open

Here is my attempts:

Record 1 Picture 1 - Insert>picture, store as reference, select jpg, no folder contains referenced jpg is created, jpg is displayed in container

Picture 2 - Insert>PDF, store as reference, select PDF, no folder contains referenced jpg is created, nothing is displayed


Record 2 Picture 1 - Drag and drop jpg, reference is created in new folder, jpg is displayed

Picture 2- Picture 2 - Try to drag and does not allow this to happen sooooooo

Copy and paste. When I right click reload appears, pdf not pasted soooooooo

Copy> Edit>Paste I then get three copies of the pdf in the referenced folder


Copy of file is attached, so confused