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Returns the complete Data url for an image stored in a container field.

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MBS( "Container.GetDataURL"; container )   More


Parameter Description Example
container The container field or value to inspect.


Returns Container or error.


Returns the complete Data url for an image stored in a container field.
This is very useful for displaying images in web pages. The function tries to make data urls from the images in the container field in the following order: Tiff, PNG, PDF, GIF, JPEG Unfortunately, FileMaker on Windows XP doesn't display image urls very well since it is based on Internet Explorer which doesn't like Image URLs.
In plugin version this also works for referenced JPEG images.

Updated in v12.3 to work fine for TIFF, PNG, BMP, GIF, JPEG and WebP.


Get URL for only PDF part and ignore JPEG/PNG previews:

MBS("Container.GetDataURL"; MBS( "Container.ExtractStream"; ContainerField; "PDF "; "test.pdf"; "PDF " ))

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Release notes

  • Version 12.3
    • Changed Container.GetDataURL function to use right mime type for WebP images.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 19th May 2022

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