Building with container fields


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Building with container fields

There is a special type of field that we haven't reviewed yet, that's called the Container field, and Container fields comprise an important building block for any FileMaker Pro solution, in which you want to store and/or display more than just text, numbers, dates, and times, like we've been working with so far. With the Container field, your database solutions can store and display digital images, videos, play music or sounds, and even store electronic documents, such as PDF or Word documents. The Container field is a versatile data repository that can store any sort of binary data, and binary just is a generic term for data that cannot meaningfully be represented as text.

When we set up our fields in our database, under File > Manage > Database, and you'll see that we set up a field already called CompanyLogo and gave it the field type, Container. So let's use this field to experiment with Container fields and the data that they can store. So once we've got...

Building with container fields
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Building with container fields provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Cris Ippolite as part of the FileMaker Pro 11 Essential Training

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Business
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FileMaker Pro
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