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Can onyone assist with a successful process for image refernece files.

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  • Can onyone assist with a successful process for image refernece files.

    I've had this going - even helped people but I just can't get it working.

    All is good until it's published then just says can't find the file and but shows the location it's looking, but the file is there, at that location? Any help, my eyes are starting to strain over this.

    What kills me I've done it before, just wondering if things have changed.

    Peter
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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    Can onyone assist with a successful process for image refernece files.

    Really like some to go throught the steps on a simple process.

    Just can't get it to locate the files from a grid.

    Peter
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    Albert Einstein, (attributed)
    US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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      Re: Can onyone assist with a successful process for image refernece files.

      Peter,

      I've had good success following the example shown in the Web Applications Demo page "Flowers".

      Can you be more specific on the problem? What's the grid setup and the error message?

      Pat
      Pat Bremkamp
      MindKicks Consulting

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        Re: Can onyone assist with a successful process for image refernece files.

        Pat - you know sometimes I just wish I could sit around he BBQ have a few beers with the guys on this board. Mate, I stuffed around for ages on that, and your friendly advice just pointed me to a simple sample app, you know I have not looked at those files for ages, and there it was the answer within 60 seconds of your note. [PathAlias.ADB_Path] in the image path of the field properties was missing.

        Well done, thanks and maybe one day we can all have a beer together, here you go! on Christmas day I'm going to login, say Hi to all and have a beer to celebrate a great bunch of A5'ers just helping out as mates.

        Cheers,

        Peter
        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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          Re: Can onyone assist with a successful process for image refernece files.

          I kept at this

          The image does display when the grid is visible. That is probably the best lead as to what the problem may be, so if the grid is displayed as well as the detail view there is no issue, if the grid is hidden and did not reference the image, the detail view will also display the file, however once the grid has displayed the image and then links to the detail view (without the grid remaining visible) the browser loses the alias and looks for the file in the session folder for the file.

          It was a bug - Jerry has now advised the following.


          Peter

          We have identified there is a problem and the nature of the problem, but as yet have not found the exact source or a solution. The code is extremely complex and we want to find the root cause and not just add in a workaround. The only time it occurs is when the grid is hidden when the detail is displayed. We hope to have a workable solution shortly.

          Peter

          We had added a fix and it should be in the next release build. You can now have the same image in the grid and detail without any problems. If you use image file reference fields, we also found a problem. If you didn't specify an alias for the image path in the component, the system might not find the linked image if it was in the database folder or a subfolder under the data. The system now will add the alias to the database folder as a default. If you specifed a full path in the image file reference, that will still work.

          Jerry Brightbill 18 December 2008
          Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
          Albert Einstein, (attributed)
          US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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