Write a script to do the importing. Use a file utiltity plugin that lets you get the names of all the files in a folder and/or sub folders and then loop through importing them all. There is a free Base Elements plugin with file functions at http://www.goya.com.au/baseelements/plugin There are several commercial plugins that work well too from Troi or Productive Computing and others. But the Base Elements one can do it at not additional cost.
Thanks for the input.
But that solution I would need to relabel the images files from excel using the save as web page.
Is there an easy way to generate images with product ID's filenames from excel?
I will definitely research your suggestion. Cuz I do need to label those thousands of images with names.
If you have stored the images in a proper sequence in a folder, you can use 'Import Record' script step and 'Specify data source' as 'Folder'. This way FileMaker will import all the images in the sequence from the folder. You can use the option 'Import only a reference to each picture file' if you don't want to embed the images in FileMaker.
Refer this link 'http://www.filemaker.com/11help/html/import_export.16.16.html' for more details on 'Importing a folder of files all at once'.
I have a need for importing a folder of images in to various container fields. Do you know if the user can select the folder the images are in, during the scripting process? Any chance you know where I could see an example of this code?
Thanks as always for all your contributions to the FM community!
I idealy would llike the import of multiple photos to come in to seperat containers fields in one record. Is there a way to do that?
Make an images field using type = container and assign 1000 repetitions (or whatever).
In ur import script, loop thru and use ur counter variable to define which repetition to target.
Something like :
Import=insert file(images; thisfile) targeting repetition $n
Exit loop if $n>$count
be_ functions are from the base Elements plug in.
Insert file is meant to imply using a worthy function or script step which will let u target the rep.
I'm not in front of my desk so I can't provide the micro details.