You should be able to do this providing that the file names of the image
files are unique.
Place the image files in a folder. Import the images using the Import
command in the File menu, from a folder option. This will allow you to
import (or reference) image, filename, filepath and thumbnail. Once you
have done this, you can import the description from the excel file, using
the "update matching records in current found set" option and using the
filename as the match field.
After the initial imports, further imports can be made using the "update
matching records..." option with the "add remaining records" check box
in article [email]e2b322af.0307201416.62c673a5posting.google.com[/email],
[email]i_luv_h8nospam.hotmail.com[/email] at [email]i_luv_h8hotmail.com[/email] wrote on 21/7/03 8:16
> I have filemaker pro 6 trial (got the trial until I'm sure this can be
> done!) and have make a database that includes images, and here is
> where I'm stuck...
> I have a microsoft excel file that I need to import that is something
> like this:
> ImageCode PictureDescription
> 1234 A nice picture
> 6253 A REALLY nice picture
> It is no problem to import the excel file with just the ImageCode and
> PictureDescription fields being used. However, on my hard disk I have
> a collection of images that match the image code, such as 1234.jpg and
> 6253.jpg that need to be included in the record. As there is hundreds
> of records and images dragging them into container fields manually for
> each record seems rediciolous. I hope you can help! The images and
> excel file would be frequently changed.
> Thanks in advance,