Image fields in Reports??

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Image fields in Reports??

Postby andge_2 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:43 pm

My report cannot produce image fields (more specifically, a signature).
If the field where the signature is being drawn is field1, I insert <field1> in the html but nothing shows up when I run report.
Is there anyway I can print a report that will contain an image field?

Thanks,
Andrew
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Re: Image fields in Reports??

Postby dhaupert » Fri Jul 03, 2009 12:54 pm

An image/signature field can't be shown in reports currently. This is most certainly a future possibility- we'd have to export it as an image file, and then link to it. The problem is that the HTML won't know the path of the image to display it, so we'd have to make some sort of assumption, like perhaps the image is always in the same folder as the HTML file itself. Otherwise, the images and HTML file can easily get out of sync.

One alternative solution for you is not using reports, but an outside tool. When you export to CSV, the image field does get saved as a BMP file and the value within the CSV is the filename. So you can then import that into something like mail merge within Microsoft Word and accomplish something similar.

Sorry I don't have a better solution within HanDBase right now.
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