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Manipulating external images

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

  1. John

    John
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    Hi

    We have a staff file in which each record has a text field which has the
    name & path of the staff's picture (stored externally). Over years we have
    archived several staff but pictures being external entities are still in the
    pictures folder. Is there a way to programmatically do the following;

    1. Find the pictures that do not have an associated staff record in the
    staff file (i.e. pictures that or not in any of the staff's picture field)?

    2. Move these pictures to an archive folder?

    Thanks

    Regards
     
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  3. Arvin Meyer [MVP]

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    The way I'd do it is to import the current filenames into a table using
    something like my PictureMgr database app:

    http://www.datastrat.com/Download/Picture2K.zip

    Then I'd use a Find Unmatched query (there's a wizard to pop out the names
    of the files that no longer existed, and append them to your archive table.
    Then delete those from your origin al table.
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    "John" <John@nospam.infovis.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:#YNJKxpiGHA.3900@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Hi
    >
    > We have a staff file in which each record has a text field which has the
    > name & path of the staff's picture (stored externally). Over years we have
    > archived several staff but pictures being external entities are still in

    the
    > pictures folder. Is there a way to programmatically do the following;
    >
    > 1. Find the pictures that do not have an associated staff record in the
    > staff file (i.e. pictures that or not in any of the staff's picture

    field)?
    >
    > 2. Move these pictures to an archive folder?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Regards
    >
    >
     
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