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  • Displaying image in HTML report dynamically.


    Does anyone know how to display a dynamic image in a html report? You can't do an conditional object so I created a database with varbinary(Max) field with the image in it. That won't display though.


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    Re: Displaying image in HTML report dynamically.

    Edit the data source definition of said report, on the "Specify SQL SELECT Statement" window select 'Advanced Options' at the bottom, select "Override field definitions of selected fields', press field definitions button, find your image field and change it to PNG.

    EDIT: I missed the "html" part ...the above works if this is a report you created in the Reports section of your Web Projects Control Panel
    Mike Brown - Contact Me
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    • #3
      Re: Displaying image in HTML report dynamically.

      Hello Mike,

      Thanks! That worked like a charm. Never would of thought to look there.


      • #4
        Re: Displaying image in HTML report dynamically.

        Great! I had the same problem a number of months ago and someone in the forum showed me that exact thing. Glad I could pay it forward.
        Mike Brown - Contact Me
        Programmatic Technologies, LLC
        Independent Developer & Consultant


        • #5
          Re: Displaying image in HTML report dynamically.

          Since this is one of the few posts that comes up when searching the forum for "report dynamic image"....

          ... I'd like to say that adding a calculated field to the SQL data source to return the name of an image file that exists in projects root, like "Check.png", and setting the field type to "Image File Reference" (as mentioned in post # 2 above) works, too. Just add the calculated field to the report (as a field).


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            Re: Displaying image in HTML report dynamically.

            But this may or may not work in a linked sub-report; it seems to depend on the build of AA and if you are using Working preview or running under server.
            It worked in Build 4663, but not 4491.
            Also, there is the method of using "Static HTML" (it is not really static) and using conditional "{if}" statements in a Table Layout report. Here is arbitrary example:

            {if quantity > 16 }
            <img src="CheckBk-16.png" alt="Checked1">
            <img src="CtrlTInfoB-16.png" alt="Checked2">
            Last edited by RichCPT; 10-26-2017, 02:20 PM.