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how do i add a employee picture to an employee table?

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by Robert, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. Robert

    Robert
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    I have an employee database that i now want to add an employee picture to.
    On my employee data form, I want to see the picture as well as see it on an
    employee phone list. HOW do i add an employee picture to an existing table?
    Should I keep the pictures in a separate file "Employee Pictures" since the
    are .jpeg then try to link them to the table / input form / report?
     
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  3. Larry Linson

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    "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote

    > I have an employee database that i now
    > want to add an employee picture to.
    > On my employee data form, I want to see
    > the picture as well as see it on an
    > employee phone list. HOW do i add an
    > employee picture to an existing table?
    > Should I keep the pictures in a separate
    > file "Employee Pictures" since the
    > are .jpeg then try to link them to the
    > table / input form / report?


    The sample imaging databases at http://accdevel.tripod.com illustrate three
    approaches to handling images in Access, and the download includes an
    article discussing considerations in choosing an approach. Two of the
    approaches do not use OLE Objects and, thus, avoid the database bloat, and
    some other problems, associated with images in OLE Objects.

    If you are printing the images in reports, to avoid memory leakage, you
    should also see MVP Stephen Lebans' http://www.lebans.com/printfailures.htm.
    PrintFailure.zip is an Access97 MDB containing a report that fails during
    the Access formatting process prior to being spooled to the Printer Driver.
    This MDB also contains code showing how to convert the contents of the Image
    control to a Bitmap file prior to printing. This helps alleviate the "Out of
    Memory" error that can popup when printing image intensive reports.

    Also, on Stephen's site, take a look at his controls, because I think
    there's one that may serve you well if you don't want to use an Image
    Control with an external or BLOB file.

    Larry Linson
    Microsoft Access MVP
     
  4. Robert

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    Larry,
    Thank you for the leads. I am probably considered a novice designer but
    will try to follow these bits of info.
    I visited Stephen's site and printed out the articles you gave me. I am a
    bit confused over the field Pictures in the Employee table as an OLE OBJECT;
    placing the Field in the Employee Form and then creating the path to the
    pictures in an external file. I do not see how this hooks picture 1 to
    employee 1 and picture 2 to employee 2.
    If you don't mind explaining how the DB knows / reads the path for each
    picture for each record..... thank you.
    Robert

    "Larry Linson" wrote:

    > "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    >
    > > I have an employee database that i now
    > > want to add an employee picture to.
    > > On my employee data form, I want to see
    > > the picture as well as see it on an
    > > employee phone list. HOW do i add an
    > > employee picture to an existing table?
    > > Should I keep the pictures in a separate
    > > file "Employee Pictures" since the
    > > are .jpeg then try to link them to the
    > > table / input form / report?

    >
    > The sample imaging databases at http://accdevel.tripod.com illustrate three
    > approaches to handling images in Access, and the download includes an
    > article discussing considerations in choosing an approach. Two of the
    > approaches do not use OLE Objects and, thus, avoid the database bloat, and
    > some other problems, associated with images in OLE Objects.
    >
    > If you are printing the images in reports, to avoid memory leakage, you
    > should also see MVP Stephen Lebans' http://www.lebans.com/printfailures.htm.
    > PrintFailure.zip is an Access97 MDB containing a report that fails during
    > the Access formatting process prior to being spooled to the Printer Driver.
    > This MDB also contains code showing how to convert the contents of the Image
    > control to a Bitmap file prior to printing. This helps alleviate the "Out of
    > Memory" error that can popup when printing image intensive reports.
    >
    > Also, on Stephen's site, take a look at his controls, because I think
    > there's one that may serve you well if you don't want to use an Image
    > Control with an external or BLOB file.
    >
    > Larry Linson
    > Microsoft Access MVP
    >
    >
    >
     
  5. Wayne-in-Manchester

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    I answered this same question a few days ago (step by step) for a new d base
    novice. Do a search on this forum on "how to display a gif or jpeg".


    --
    Wayne




    "Robert" wrote:

    > Larry,
    > Thank you for the leads. I am probably considered a novice designer but
    > will try to follow these bits of info.
    > I visited Stephen's site and printed out the articles you gave me. I am a
    > bit confused over the field Pictures in the Employee table as an OLE OBJECT;
    > placing the Field in the Employee Form and then creating the path to the
    > pictures in an external file. I do not see how this hooks picture 1 to
    > employee 1 and picture 2 to employee 2.
    > If you don't mind explaining how the DB knows / reads the path for each
    > picture for each record..... thank you.
    > Robert
    >
    > "Larry Linson" wrote:
    >
    > > "Robert" <Robert@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
    > >
    > > > I have an employee database that i now
    > > > want to add an employee picture to.
    > > > On my employee data form, I want to see
    > > > the picture as well as see it on an
    > > > employee phone list. HOW do i add an
    > > > employee picture to an existing table?
    > > > Should I keep the pictures in a separate
    > > > file "Employee Pictures" since the
    > > > are .jpeg then try to link them to the
    > > > table / input form / report?

    > >
    > > The sample imaging databases at http://accdevel.tripod.com illustrate three
    > > approaches to handling images in Access, and the download includes an
    > > article discussing considerations in choosing an approach. Two of the
    > > approaches do not use OLE Objects and, thus, avoid the database bloat, and
    > > some other problems, associated with images in OLE Objects.
    > >
    > > If you are printing the images in reports, to avoid memory leakage, you
    > > should also see MVP Stephen Lebans' http://www.lebans.com/printfailures.htm.
    > > PrintFailure.zip is an Access97 MDB containing a report that fails during
    > > the Access formatting process prior to being spooled to the Printer Driver.
    > > This MDB also contains code showing how to convert the contents of the Image
    > > control to a Bitmap file prior to printing. This helps alleviate the "Out of
    > > Memory" error that can popup when printing image intensive reports.
    > >
    > > Also, on Stephen's site, take a look at his controls, because I think
    > > there's one that may serve you well if you don't want to use an Image
    > > Control with an external or BLOB file.
    > >
    > > Larry Linson
    > > Microsoft Access MVP
    > >
    > >
    > >
     

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