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  • Script to add jpg to table jpg field

    Is there a way to Action Script the addition of a jpg to a field in a database?

    I have the image naming part resolved using an auto increment picture number. I can prompt for a filename and get to the folder where the jpg is located on my computer.

    I can't find an action script method to get the actual jpg stored in the table field so it can appear on a form when that picture number is highlighted in the appropriate browser.


  • #2
    Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

    Do you need it stored or just displayed?
    See our Hybrid Option here;


    • #3
      Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field


      Display is fine although embedded would be more ideal.

      Right now, to add an image of a grandkid, I auto number the image then use the select image icon associated with the jpg field. Apparently (meaning I can't find a setting to the contrary), the icon will only show jpeg files. And naturally, all the images I have gathered over several years are jpg, so I have to click the file type in the select box to switch to display jpg files. I can get the Alpha open file prompt to work with a script but I can't get beyond that to bring the image into the field when I select a specific image.

      It really isn't tough to use the icon, which works for my need. But doing it a 1,000 or so times is getting old when I know it can somehow be done with clicking a button, clicking an image and done.


      • #4
        Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

        It's doable Mortie.
        I have had to automatically pick photos from a folder which match a name in the table.
        That was 200 years ago. Let me see if I still have the code.
        See our Hybrid Option here;


        • #5
          Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

          Field Rules

          Image Field - the field where the image will reside
          . Data Entry
          ...Simple default expression
          .....Default value - I set this to a Variable, you can probably set it to summat like
          [c:\Images\Undefined.jpg] Create an Image which is named Undefined.jpg and put it in your Images Folder. Now when you click on the image add icon, only the .jpg images should show.
          The logic is that undeclared items show jpeg, but specific ones show the current or last used extension.
          See our Hybrid Option here;


          • #6
            Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

            Giving it a go Ted.

            Is there a way to do this method when there are 4 folders with images? (four grandkids!)


            • #7
              Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

              Yes, Bob. I can think of a number of ways which might suit you.
              Some are easier, the others slightly more complicated - but not much more.

              Way 1)
              Combine the folders of the images, but start naming the actual image in a logical fashion.
              As in;
              Billy_Image2 - 99

              In this case the use of an ALIAS field in your application will help identify the actual images, as in;
              Alias Field "Billy at the summer camp"
              Image Field = 2019Billy_Image1

              Way 2)
              Leave the folders separate for each set of images.
              Have 4 Tables - I am assuming you have 4 folders of images you want to import.
              Have a separate Form attached to each Table.
              When the Form is launched, create a Variable - Form/Events/OnInit - which relates to the Folder you have the images you want in it.
              Like D:\Users\Ted\Pictures\Web Art\No_Image.jpg - where No_Image.jpg will trigger the search on jpgs.
              Use this Variable as the Default setting in the Image Field, Field Rules in the Table as I mentioned in the previous post.
              Then, you can create a Set with all the tables showing however you want - if you want them all in one place.

              Way 3)
              Leave the folders as separate sets of Images.
              Create a Drop Down process with the 4 Folder locations in it and construct a Variable using that.
              This variable will be used in the Field Rules as above.
              Then, the images can be from different folders on the one Form - if you select the correct drop down that is.
              See our Hybrid Option here;


              • #8
                Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

                I am working with option 2. Thank goodness for the "duplicate and copy" options.

                haven't tried the set yet for this option. Got the four tables and duplicate forms up and going. Also created a startup page to act as a menu.



                • #9
                  Re: Script to add jpg to table jpg field

                  See our Hybrid Option here;