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Add an image to a Crystal Reports chart?

Chris_Ryan
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Hi,

Does anyone know if it is possible to add a background image to a CR chart?

If so could you please let me know the command sequence?

Many thanks
Chris

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Hi Mayan

Thank you for this. Both links appear to show how to view an image within a report.

I specifically need to add a background image to a CR chart (for example to add a picture of a house in the background of a vertical bar chart).

I may be mistaken but neither of your suggestions allow this?
Normally you can set backgorund images with the sections assistent (section expert)  by checking the box "underlay following sections" and putting the image in this section.

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Hi Hugo,

Do you happen to know what graphic file formats it supports?

Kind regards
Chris
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As stated above you can't add a graphic to the chart but you can set one as the background.

This link shows the graphic types Crystal supports.
http://www.businessobjects.com/global/pdf/products/crystalreports/crxi_feat_ver_ed.pdf

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Hi mlmcc and Dan

Thanks for your contributions.

Dan, I will check your suggestions out today.

mlmcc, I was under the impression that the only file format acceptable for chart backgrounds was WMF?

Is this possible version dependent? (We are using CR2008)

Kindest regards
Chris
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That may be for chart backgrounds but the method suggested was to use the underlay feature for a section so any of the spported image formats should work.

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