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Ok one more problem I have to solve. Is it possible to script a solution that will go to a folder on the hard drive and import any pictures in the folder into a container field in a FMP table? Obviously it will need to create a new record for each picture in needs to import. Any ideas?

 

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rsb87

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Ok one more problem I have to solve. Is it possible to script a solution that will go to a folder on the hard drive and import any pictures in the folder into a container field in a FMP table? Obviously it will need to create a new record for each picture in needs to import. Any ideas?

 

Regards,

 

rsb87

Yes. There is a built in feature that does exactly this.

 

In your script, use the Import Records[ ] command and at the lower right, from the pop-up menu labelled "Specify data source", choose the option for "Folder". You will then be prompted to specify the folder location.

 

The file name can be determined dynamcially if required (by supplying a variable in place of the path in the "Specify Folder" dialog) - and the "Specify import order" dialog enables you to simultaneously bring in the filename, path and/or (in the case of pictures) a thumbnail. smiley-wink

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Thanks for the help. I saw in another post something about FMP creating a thumbnail on the fly. Do you guys know how that works? That would be so valuable if I could figure out how that works.

 

Thanks for the great help,

 

rsb87

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See above. smiley-wink

 

...and the "Specify import order" dialog enables you to simultaneously bring in the filename, path and/or (in the case of pictures) a thumbnail.
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Oopps, sorry about that. I got so excited about the ability to import mass pictures that I completely missed the thumbnail part. Thanks so much for you help this exactly what I was looking for.

 

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rsb87

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  • 4 months later...

Hello! I am having the same problem with importing a mass amount of pictures.

 

Each of the records that I am creating has 2 pictures that are referenced from a server. I have been individually inserting the pics (takes forever!)

 

Now I am having a problem where some that I have manually entered are saying they can't be found. The file location/names have not been changed.

 

My question is.... do I have to do each one individaually or can I import an entire folder? I tried the solution that you mention earlier in this thread but it is saying it can only enter text fields???

 

Help!!!

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