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Embedding PDF in Container creates huge database size

Question asked by tps1 on Aug 6, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2009 by etripoli

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Embedding PDF in Container creates huge database size

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FileMaker Pro Advanced 8.5v2

 

I have a database with a few dozen fields and 70 records. 58 records have a PDF embedded in a container fields. The PDFs are all smaller than 50KB. But the whole database is >170MB. This does not change if I use the File Management Options in FM Advanced to compact and optimize the file (it does shrink a little bit.) I don't want to have to link these PDFs as that means an entirely separate task of keeping track of them. This doesn't seem right.

 

(Note that this is not the same (although it may be related) to the KnowledgeBase issue of huge PDF exports.)

 

Would love to hear if there are any workarounds besides making these links instead of embeds.

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