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Joined: 05 Aug 2005
|Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 7:58 am Post subject: Relative Path Names
|Just an FYI post that 'may' be of interest to AQ folks with troubles importing the mm objects:
1) Create a directory underneath your data directory for storing your multimedia objects. For example, if your data is stored in c:\ancquest\data, you may want to create the subdirectory, c:\ancquest\data\scrapbk and put all of your multimedia objects in that directory.
2) As you link photos, audio clips, etc. to the individuals in your database, make sure that the path name for the object is a relative path name. For example, if a photo has the full filename of c:\ancquest\data\scrapbk\myphoto.jpg, you should change this to just scrapbk\myphoto.jpg. This tells AQ how to find the file relative to the current database ...
When I moved my mm folder (I really want to call it a directory -- gives my age away though) over to the new computer, the full pathname changed to suit Mr XP, but I didn't have to edit anything to get them imported with PE. Amazing!