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    image_filename_encode help on network

    I have created a scanning utility that can store images/pdfs etc. for a patient, and it seems to work great... BUT, when I go to a network pc I don't see the image. So I used a couple functions:
    that works great only if I add the Aliases in the settings of each runtime on the network. It is not really feasible for me to change every one of my clients Aliases manually, so is there a function or something that I can add to perform this action? If not, are there other alternatives? Thanks in advance,


    Re: image_filename_encode help on network

    What errors are you getting that you don't see the images? What code are you using to retrieve the images?


      Re: image_filename_encode help on network

      Hi Tom,
      On the form I have an image field that shows the image scanned or imported. On the computer which I scan or import... the image shows correctly. On the other computers they do not show at all. No errors and no code is used to retrieve the images in this scenario... they just don't show because the Alias/path is not picked up. As I understand it, the Alias must be set in the settings of the runtime. If I set the Alias manually on the runtimes then the image does show correctly on all the computers for which I set the Alias. Thanks for taking a look.

      Last edited by djldc; 06-24-2010, 12:00 PM. Reason: typo corrected


        Re: image_filename_encode help on network

        It looks like you're on the right track with aliases. I believe you re right in that you will have to adjust the alias on each runtime machine. We have all our data on servers, all of our workstations map drives the same way, so we don't run into that issue.



          Re: image_filename_encode help on network

          I decided to ditch the Aliases method, not that I think it couldn't be done, but more because I like the other solution I came up with:

          '=====The below code will help write file to a "relative" address so it can be seen anywhere on network

          'imagename = the name of the file you want to save to table in image_file_reference field

          DIM updatapath as C
          IF a5.Get_Master_Path() = ""
          updatapath = a5.Get_Path()+chr(92)
          updatapath = a5.Get_Master_Path()+chr(92)
          END IF
          'create xdialog etc. and do other stuff

          dim vScan_addr as c = updatapath+"scans"+chr(92)+imagename
          vScan_addr=filename_relative(vScan_addr, updatapath)

          '=====The below code checks if the file exists then performs an action -ie. open dialog of image/file.
          FUNCTION scan_check AS C ( )
          DIM SHARED vScan_addr AS c
          dim tbl as p
          tbl = table.get("scans")
          vScan_addr = tbl.Scan_Image

          DIM shared updatapath as C
          IF a5.Get_Master_Path() = ""
          updatapath = a5.Get_Path()+chr(92)
          updatapath = a5.Get_Master_Path()+chr(92)
          END IF
          vScan_addr=filename_relative(vScan_addr, updatapath)
          vScan_addr= updatapath+vScan_addr

          if file.exists(vScan_addr) then
          end if
          END FUNCTION