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Duplicate Photos on Subform.

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I have a subform that shows people's pictures.  there is a field called txtImageLocation that stores the location of the photo on my server.

On the form_current I have:

If IsNull(Me.txtImageLocation) Or Me.txtImageLocation = "" Then
    Me.imgRecordImage.Picture = ""
Else
    Me.imgRecordImage.Picture = Me.txtImageLocation
End If

But the problem is, even though the records all have different pictures indicated in the txtImageLocation, it is showing all the same pictures on each record (shows first record's picture on all).  How do I fix this?

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Question by:gcgcit
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by:lee555J5
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Why is the image control in a subform? Can you have multiple images per person record? Without seeing your db, I would have txtImageLocation and imgRecordImage on the main form, not the subform. Can you clarify?

Lee
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by:gcgcit
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The main form is "department" and then the subform shows all the people in that department.  Each person's record has a picture associated to it.  
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by:Helen_Feddema
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Can you post the database?
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by:gcgcit
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If you are assigning a value on a subform, how do you do this without affecting all records?  Should it be on an event of the control and not the form itself?
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The main form is "department" and then the subform shows all the people in that department.  Each person's record has a picture associated to it.
Where is txtImageLocation, on the main or sub form?

Lee
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The only way to show different images on a continuous subform is to use a Bound Image control and store the images in your database, which is a bad idea with Access (leads to bloating and corruption).

You didn't say what version you're using, but if you're working with 2007/2010 you can use the Attachment datatype and the Attachment control. Items stored in an Attachment field are acutally stored in the database, so you may be able to do this.
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I'm using 2003.
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Scott McDaniel (Microsoft Access MVP - EE MVE ) earned 500 total points
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Then you're pretty well stuck. You _can_ load the images into the database, but as stated earlier it's not the best solution.

You COULD include the Image control on the Parent form, and then set the Picture property of that as you cycle thorugh the various subform records. To do that, you'd run code like this in your subform's Current event:

Me.Parent.YourImageControl.Picture = Me.txtImageLocation

This will show the picture for the record you're reviewing in the subform.

There's also this:

DBPix: http://www.ammara.com/

I don't know if it will work on a continuous subform, but you might give them a contact to see. I don't use it, but many Access devs do and swear by it.
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by:gcgcit
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I'm going to try upgrading to Access 2010.  LSMConsulting - can you provide a source or example of how attach datatype would work to display photos on subforms?
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I'll contact that company or upgrade, thanks for the advice.
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