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Image not displaying when Published to SQL Server Reporting Services

orther asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a report that displays a rotating banner ad at the bottom.  Every hour it changes between Banner1, Banner2, and Banner3 from an external link.  The expression reads as follows:

=choose((hour(now()) mod 3)+1,"file://dynamics/GPShare/images/banner1.PNG","file://dynamics/GPShare/images/banner2.PNG","file://dynamics/GPShare/images/banner3.PNG")

This works perfectly while in development but once I publish to SQL Server Reporting Services the image only displays a red "X".

I have verified that the permissions to the "images" directory have full access for the Everyone group and the Domain Users group.
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I havnt used much images in my reports but the way I do it is to include the images as part of the project instead of linking them externally and then deploying the images to the report server along with the reports and it works fine.

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I want to use an external link to the image from a directory so that it is easy for our graphic artist to change or update.  Also, because many reports access these same images, I only need to make one change and all of my reports are updated.
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that did the trick, thanks

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