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    Default Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Hey all,
    I have got a really nice ID card picture taking setup. I use an "Image Reference Field" to save my images. I am now designing the actual ID card as a report. The data portion (Name, ID #, etc) is no problem. I then add the "Image Reference Field". I save my work and then I try to preview my test data. What SHOULD happen in the preview window is that my report should display the individual's picture and personal data.

    However, attached is the error I am getting everytime Alpha completely crashes.

    Does anyone have experience with using Image Reference for ID cards, badges, or just using that field type on reports?

    Thanks
    Steve Hall

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    Default Re: Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Steve,
    I noticed your question got buried a bit so will bump it to the top.

    I have version 5 and just used the image reference in a report and it works just fine so it is either a bug with Version 8 or something else going on with how you have things set up. Maybe someone who has Version 8 will respond to verify whether it works or not. If it is not a bug and you still need help with this a sample database will most likely be needed for others to do so.
    Mike
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    Default Re: Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Hey Mike,
    I've attached an example. It works, however try changing the filter on the actual report to filter on the Link number and you should get the error I receive. (Version 7)
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    Default Re: Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Steve,

    I took a look but am wondering what your filter is --just placing the filter as Link(from the Players table) brings up all records (I added one to the single record you had). I would think that you would have had a form or browse in which you would either set the current Link to be the filter for the report or set a variable to equal your link value and then set your report filter to equal the variable.

    Regardless I am able to set Link as the filter and the record(s) come up with the image without a hitch.
    Mike
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    Default Re: Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Hey Mike,
    That was just an example filter. It just crashed on me again when I was trying to design the ID again. This time, I had added the working for the back of the ID card and I drew the box to add a .bmp file. As soon as I right-clicked and selected "Properties", it crashed again.

    I also added a repeating detail footer where I was putting this info.
    Steve Hall

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    Default Re: Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Steve,
    The only other thing I noticed is that before it would print preview on my pc a dialog comes up regarding my printer margins not being set good enough to allow the entire report to show and that the radio selection of Trim should be chosen to remedy this. If your margins don't match either maybe Version 7 is a bit more touchy and crashes before the error dialog comes up????

    We (You) need someone with the same version though to really substantiate what is or is not happening to your report. Here's hoping someone else comes along in that regard!
    Mike
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    Default Re: Image Reference File - A5 Crashing when used on Reports

    Hey Mike,
    I get that as well. I'm hoping someone with the same version can come up with an answer as well.
    Steve Hall

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