Hi there all,
I've briefly summarized the different methods of adding/connecting files to features in the Desktop tools.
The information is concentrated in the following table:
|Min. License level|
No quantity limit for a Feature and the files are saved within the Database
Higher License level and increased database volume
Basic License level and database volume remains low
One Hyperlink for Feature per Field
To the Layer
No quantity limit for a Feature and database volume remains low
Hyperlinks are saved only in the mxd/Layer level
Basic License level and the files are saved within the Database
One Raster for Feature per Field and increased database volume
Currently, there's a problem with some links in the table due to an issue with the Geonet interface.
You can also connect Folders (of files) in the Field-Base Hyperlinks frame.
Thus, in case you have a Folder for each Feature, that contains all kinds of files, the Hyperlink tool could open the Folder in Windows Explorer.
The Hyperlink should contain the string file:// at the beginning of the folder path.
For example: file://C:\GIS_Data\FEATURE_CLASs_Folder\Feature