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Filemaker 15 & 16 change stored filename on "Insert Picture" if filename contains ':' or '*'

Question asked by karstenw on Apr 11, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2018 by TSGal

This has been observed on:

  • OSX 10.10.5 with FMPA 15.0.4
  • OSX 10.11.6 with FMPA 15.0.4
  • OSX 10.12.6 with FMP 16.0.2


To reproduce:


  1. Insert picture whose filename contains '*' or ':'. No reference, no external storage.
  2. Read filename of container with GetAsText(container)
  3. Compare stored filename with real filename


The file renaming does not happen if stored as reference. I have not tested external storage.


Attached is a minimal demo with 2 scripts importing an image as file and as reference.