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10. Managing Containers

Mark Conway Munro1  
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Lewisburg, PA, USA
 
A container field is a type of field that can store and display a document file. Formally, the content of a container is referred to as a binary large object or basic large object, both commonly expressed as the acronym “BLOB,” which is a collection of binary data representing an image, audio, or any file type (except folders) stored as a single data entry in a database. In FileMaker, container fields have a variety of options that influence how files are inserted into a field, where that material is actually stored (internally or externally), and how it is displayed when placed ...

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