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  • Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

    Could one of you A5 experts have a look at this database and see what I'm doing wrong? I 've put a text field and a bitmap on a report. I've set the detail OnChange to feed the bitmap the path and filename of an image - path and filename is found in the text field. All the bitmap images come out the same. I thought the code would be executed after each detail record.

    I've included the jpgs - you may have to create the same path structure or change the records to reflect where you put the images.

    Thanks all,

    David

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    Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

    Hi David,

    Is this what you wanted to do? See attached. Open form Films and add a new image. Click into image area and icon appears to the right. Click there to navigate to image. No need to type in path and filename.

    Believe it or not, this is the first time I have done this.

    I got the answer from Alpha Sports.
    Regards
    Keith Hubert
    Alpha Guild Member
    London.
    KHDB Management Systems
    Skype = keith.hubert


    For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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    • #3
      Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

      Thanks Keith, but the solution you've found doesn't really address the OnRecord event problem I'm having.

      By adding a JPEG type field to the database and actually storing the image in the database the <table>.FPT grows by the size of the image. I want to simply reference the image already stored on a drive... a much better way of dealing with large numbers of images.

      Any experience with the OnRecord event?

      David

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        Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

        Don't need any coding. Place an image file reference field directly on the report.
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

          Thanks Stan, I've come across the Image File Reference but had forgotten about it. So, it just stores the path of the image, not the image itself. I think that will do quite nicely.

          Still would like to know why my OnRecord Event is not working, but that may have more do to with the fact that I'm trying to set an Object's properties in a Report, as opposed to a Form or Browse window.

          Thanks Stan,

          David

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            Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

            Hi Stan,

            I'm missing something here, probably a couple of brain cells.

            I can't see where the the image path is being stored for the Picture field to pick it up.

            When I clicked in the Picture field on the form I can load the Image, but am I getting the Image or just the reference to it?
            Last edited by Keith Hubert; 07-22-2008, 12:57 PM. Reason: correction.
            Regards
            Keith Hubert
            Alpha Guild Member
            London.
            KHDB Management Systems
            Skype = keith.hubert


            For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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              Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

              I added a field named "pic" to the table.

              I can't see where the the image path is being stored for the Picture field to pick it up.
              Onsaverecord field rule translates text1 into an image file reference and stores it in the pic field. Just did that because that's what was there to work with.

              When I clicked in the Picture field on the form I can load the Image, but am I getting the Image or just the reference to it?
              The reference to the image is stored in the pic field and "calls" it when the record is displayed.

              Also I notice the massive deterioration in quality of the image from the form to the report, is this to be expected?
              Apparently the "absolute" mode doesn't function too well on a report. Change it to best fit and the resolution seems similar.
              There can be only one.

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                Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

                Stan,

                Thanks for that. It makes for loading so simple.

                Is there a way to click on an image to treat it as a thumbnail?
                Regards
                Keith Hubert
                Alpha Guild Member
                London.
                KHDB Management Systems
                Skype = keith.hubert


                For your day-to-day Needs, you Need an Alpha Database!

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                  Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

                  Originally posted by Keith Hubert View Post
                  Stan,

                  Thanks for that. It makes for loading so simple.

                  Is there a way to click on an image to treat it as a thumbnail?
                  Not that I am aware. There are some freeware thumbnail creators and image renamers. I would suggest creating thumbnails, naming them appropriately, adding another image ref field, ......
                  There can be only one.

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                    Re: Report - Getting bitmap to change with each record

                    Hey Keith... from the help file...

                    Image File Reference fields - store the paths and filenames of Windows Bitmap (.BMP) or JPEG (.JPG) images in the database, while the images are stored independently in Windows folders. For many applications this is a more efficient way of storing images, and it can result in much smaller databases.

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