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Table image lookup..... is it possible?

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  • Table image lookup..... is it possible?

    What I would like to do is:

    1- create a table with images: images.dbf

    2- create a user table with an image field, that the user can choose by lookup to the images.dbf table

    Is that possible?

    It does not seem to be the case.
    Once I select the table lookup tab from the fieldrules section of the user table, the lookup styles box on the lookups tab is greyed out......
    This is the case with all image type fields, also with the image reference field.

    What I want to do in the end, is define "types" of entries in any given table, and attach an icon to it that the user himself can choose from a limited variety that the application offers.

    Does anyone have an idea?

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    Re: Table image lookup..... is it possible?

    I think you need to start with an xdialog and build your own lookup...

    Table lookups fit another purpose...
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      Re: Table image lookup..... is it possible?

      Hi Al!

      Thanks for responding. I know what you are saying, but is not the file reference link just a piece of data like anything else?
      I do not see why it can't serve as a table lookup?

      I do understand why the jpg would not, because if you do not pay attention, you end up with the very same jpg being in your db a hundred times...... which is ofcourse unnecessary.

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        Re: Table image lookup..... is it possible?

        M,
        I think Al (assuming here!) was referring to the actual images not the image file reference link. I just did a lookup in v8 for the latter and it works....gave me the link path. I refer to v8 simply because that is what I currently have open, but does tell you that it should work then in v9 and above as well.

        Sorry--just reread ----if you want multiple records to come up, use what Al indicated or similar....a list box of some type.
        Last edited by MikeC; 02-27-2010, 01:07 PM. Reason: more info....
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          Re: Table image lookup..... is it possible?

          Odd....did not work correctly at first.....but now have done what you seem to be attempting to do.

          I created a table that just has an ID field and a Path field (240 char wide). I then added a lookup to the Path field checking the combo box drop-down box. Used the ID field as linking field. The image ref field of the other table as source.....Works.

          Maybe you were trying to use an image ref field instead of a character field to house the combo box (lookup)??
          Mike
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            Re: Table image lookup..... is it possible?

            It is definitely possible to look up a lot of images, select one, and return the name or other data based on selection. Just take a look at the genie to insert a bitmap name.

            It is basically the same.
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