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I have a report that uses a query as it's record source.  The key field in the query is "PartN" which is a number field.  The the report has a field named "txtPartN".

There are jpg picture files in a directory that reside in a folder that has the same name as the key field on the report.  The path to the pictures folders is for example:  C:\CompanyNameNCMRPhotos  -  This path is entered in a table named tblSetup in a field named "PicturesDataPath"

So for example, if PartN on the report is "9999" then there is a folder in that path named "9999" and I need to print the pictures that are in that folder on the report.  In some cases there may be 1 picture.  In other cases more than 1 picture.

How can I do this?

--Steve
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Just checking... has anyone had a chance to review this topic for me?  I'm really stuck on this one.  Hopefully I explained it well.
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May you attach a representative sample database, with just few records and pictures.
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Ok.  Please see attached.  I've included a stripped down version of the database along with two folders that were created with the label on the form.  When the late on the form is clicked the system creates the folder that is named the same as the key number of that record.

So if you:
1) Open the database.
2) Select 20001 from Existing Records
3) Preview Report.
4) I want to see the three images that are in folder 20001 at the bottom of the report.

If you select 20000 then only one image should print since there is only one image in folder 20000.

I hope this makes sense.

--Steve
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One additional thing.  I would like the pictures to appear three across in a row.  So if there are 3 pictures they'd appear in one row.  If there was just one picture it can be in the first position.  If there were, say 5 pictures, they would appear in two rows.

Make sense?
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Correction:

If there is only one picture it should appear centered on the report but be no deeper than a one page report allows.  If there are two pictures they should appear side-by-side but again, no deeper than a one-page report would allow.  If three pictures then they are to appear side-by-side in one row.  In other words, the pictures need to resize on the fly.

Complicated!!!
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Sorry.. one additional correction.  There will only be a maximum of three pictures per primary key.

So no matter how many pictures, 1 to 3, they should be centered on the page in one row.
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Tell me step by step, what to do to demonstrate the issue,

Please limit your question to one problem.

Are you able to display images? If not then this is one issue.
Formatting the display of more than one picture is another issue, and can be dealt with in another question.
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Ok.  I'm sorry.

For the first question then I just want to know how to...

I have a report that uses a query as it's record source.  The key field in the query is "PartN" which is a number field.  Then the report has a field named "txtPartN".

There are jpg picture files in a directory that reside in a folder that has the same name as the key field on the report.  The path to the pictures folders is for example:  C:\CompanyNameNCMRPhotos  -  This path is entered in a table named tblSetup in a field named "PicturesDataPath"

So for example, if PartN on the report is "9999" then there is a folder in that path named "9999" and I need to print the pictures that are in that folder on the report.  In some cases there may be 1 picture.  In other cases more than 1 picture.

How can I do this?


(I'll post another topic regarding formatting on the report after this one is figured out).

--Steve
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Sorry SteveL13,

Still unable to  follow.

I have the images in 2 folders.

Now, can you remove any object not relating to the issue. For example, leave one table, one report and one form.
Show an image of the expected output.
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I stripped everything I can and have attached a file.  Also in the zip file is a jpg file that shows what I would like the report to look like using #20001.
Sample2.zip
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Good morning.  Just checking in.  Did I explain the task well enough in my last post or am I still doing something wrong?  Or maybe this just can't be done?
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SteveL13,
Trying to do something. I tried with a copy of your report but was not successful.
Created a new report rep, using 2 tables: tbl1, pLink.
Please check and comment.
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I just tried to run the sample 2 Access file and the report isn't working.  Am I doing something wrong?
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I see the problem.
Modifying the report.

Try this modified version.

Images pictures set to D:\Sample2\0.jpg

If you change path modify Picture property.
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Waiting your comment.
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Still when I open the form "frmNCMR" and click [Preview Report] I see no pictures.  I must be doing something wrong.
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So, the status now is:
Report works when opened directly in Print Review.
Not showing images when run from form.

You need to use the relevant report name: In this case it is rep.
Try this sample.
You need to maintain on close event.
Sample3.zip
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