SuperContainer is the easiest way to upload, view, and download files to and from any FileMaker database, plus it offers numerous advantages over FileMaker’s built-in container field: faster speeds, smaller file sizes, web browser uploads, and cross-platform file path compatibility.
It lets you do document management and digital asset management using
the Web Viewer feature in FileMaker Pro 8.5, instead of container
fields. You can upload, download, view, and resize images and documents
using FileMaker Pro client software or with your web browser and
Instant Web Publishing. It is the perfect solution for storing scanned
images, digital photos, PDF documents, and any other document or file
without the the problems associated with embedded or referenced
container fields: slow speed, large files and cumbersome backups,
cross-platform path issues, lack of browser uploads, and share drive IT
- SuperContainer stores files in folders on your server, not within your FileMaker database. You can add all the Microsoft Word documents, PDFs, and photos you could ever want to your FileMaker database, and the size of the database will never increase. This means faster backups, less database corruption, and better performance.
- SuperContainer is simple to install on your FileMaker Server, and requires no plugins. It is designed to be used from within a web viewer in FileMaker Pro 8.5 or higher, or your favorite web browser through Instant Web Publishing (IWP), Custom Web Publishing, or a site using the FileMaker PHP API.
- SuperContainer automatically creates dynamically resized thumbnails from high resolution images, which load much faster than regular containers. It is also multi-threaded, which means no more waiting for your container fields to display before you can start typing and clicking. Remote users will see an especially significant speed boost with SuperContainer.