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Hi there,


I was wondering if anyone knows how to make a thumbnail act like a button so when it gets click it will go to the image file? I'm at a loss as to how to do this, do I do a calculation on the thumbnail field, do I do a script, etc (step by step would be appreciate)



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Question is - how would YOU do this manually?


Where is the original image? Is the thumbnail (presumably in a container field) the result of an image import?

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The thumbnail is in a container field and I imported it from a file outside of filemaker pro and I actually would not know how to do this manually unless I was doing it on a web page which is what I know what to do as filemaker pro is still a mystery to me.


Any help or suggestions would be great.

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When you select File > Import Records > Folder… and then specify a folder of images, the Import dialog allows you to import four things:



File Name

File Path

Image Thumbnail


You may choose to import all or any combination of these. The first and fourth go into container fields; the second and third into text fields.


To open the image (assuming it is still in the original location from which it was imported) you would use the file path as the URL in an Open URL script step (or button). To make the thumbnail (container field) act like a button to open the image, specify the Open URL step as the button function.

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