[FX.php List] Handling File Uploads

Bob Patin bob at patin.com
Thu Feb 7 17:29:36 MST 2013

I don't ever upload into container fields, because they just bloat the database. Instead, I upload to directories on the clients' sites, and link to them using a field in the database.

Now, with FileMaker storing files separately from the database, I may need to rethink my strategy, but with a web app, it basically amounts to the same thing, except that in FM 12 the relationship between attached files and the database is handled by the database itself rather than by using a stored link to an upload.

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On Feb 7, 2013, at 6:16 PM, Malcolm Fitzgerald <malcolm at notyourhomework.net> wrote:

> I wondering how other people have handled file uploads to FMPro databases. I've read the docs and they say that web users only get read privileges on container fields. That doesn't prevent us from accepting file uploads in the browser and putting them somewhere so that they can be accessed later on. 

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