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Question asked by JustinRichardson on Feb 23, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 24, 2012 by philmodjunk

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"image:" & "Open URL" using a relative path

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Hi, I'm fairly new to using filemaker and I'm stuck on an issue. I'm hoping that someone here can help me out.  I've searched all of the forums and help, but I can't find an answer to what seems to be a very easy and simple task.

I currently have a filemaker database that uses a container field to display a .tif image in the layout view.  When you click on this image a Button setup is used for the Open URL command to open the image file in another program.  It works Perfectly, however, I'm using full path names with drive letters.  I'd like to have the exact same functionality, but with relative paths.  I think I just need the correct syntax.  Here are the examples of the existing image: and Open URL fields that work perfectly.  Can someone tell me how to drop the drive letter and make it relative?

image:/F:/GIS/KKW/Data/ServiceCards/scans/0013704924.tif

F:\GIS\KKW\Data\ServiceCards\scans\0013704924.tif

Again, both work perfectly, but I'd like to drop the drive letter and make the paths relative starting with the "scans" folder.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using FileMaker Pro Advanced 11

-Justin

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