Adding blob field removes any item that doesn't have image in database - see post referenced below

Brett Atkinson
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I had this question after viewing BLOB IN CRYSTAL REPORTS 10 - IF NO IMAGE IN DB - HOW TO PRINT NO IMAGE AVAILABLE.

I am having the exact same issue.  I'm dropping an image directly from our database into my crystal report creating a blob. As soon as I do that any item in the database that doesn't have an image is removed from the report.  I have tried every type of isnull statement I can think of and nothing works.  The only way I see the entire database is to remove the blob completely.  It appears the post I referenced never was resolved. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Mike McCrackenSenior Consultant
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Are the blobs in the same table?

mlmcc

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No, the blobs are in a separate table ( ITEMPIC.ImageBMP).
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Did you join the blob table with a LEFT OUTER JOIN?

Are you filtering based on the BLOB table?

mlmcc

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That was the problem.  I'm not a Crystal Expert and didn't realize the importance of using "Left Outer Join".  Thank you for your help!!

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