Store a Reference only is Deprecated Feature

Discussion created by Fred(CH) on May 16, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 28, 2018 by wimdecorte

Just red the FileMaker 17 deprecated features and as always, it worth a check.


So this year i was particularly surprised by this one :


  • Container field option: “Store only a reference to the file”


Cannot understand that : there are example where it still is the best choice.


For instance, if the files have intensive life, frequently modified by their original app, storing a reference IS useful.


I see this announcement as if Apple was thinking to remove Aliases in future macOS or Microsoft shortcuts in Windows.


So beware !