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    Can you write a path in the database field that links to an external file on my mac?
    I want to create a local movie database. I was going to create it with MYSQL and PHP. I have created a test server using MAMP. As known, is the MAMP folder in the Applications folder.

    But since the movies are heavy - I would not put these files in the same folder. Instead I want to link these from an external hard drive.

    Is this possible? Can you write a path in the database field that links to an external file on my mac?

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    The link is just text, and the database don't know what it is or where it points to. So that doesn't matter. Were you planning on creating a web page that will list these movies and clicking on them would launch them or something?
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    How will I write the path
    OK, good to know. But how will I write the path. file: [drive]: [Folder]: [filename] or: localhost / .. / ..?

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    Not familiar with SQL but most paths are like:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurkanson View Post
    OK, good to know. But how will I write the path. file: [drive]: [Folder]: [filename] or: localhost / .. / ..?
    That depends on HOW you want to load the file..paths in OS X follow the /Volumes/<drive>/<full>/<path>/<to>/<file> format..
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