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On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 14:35 -0400, Dan Lewis wrote:
On Fri, 2012-04-06 at 08:52 -0700, avamk wrote:

Thanks to the great instructions here , I learned how to link a
VARCHAR field to images in my filesystem, and display them in a form.

However, when I add new entries, I have to manually type in the relative
path of an image into that field. This is cumbersome when I need to add lots
of entries, e.g. making a catalouge of things with images for each.

Therefore, is it possible to create a form so that when adding a new entry,
there is a "box" in the form where the user can just drag and drop in the
desired image, and the appropriate relative path to the image will be added
to the field???

Thank you very much!

     No. How would the form know where the image had been located? When
pictures are linked in a Writer document, you have to browse to the
picture's location before inserting it in the document. It is the
browsing that tells Writer the proper link for it. Base does not have
this ability (to browse to different other locations).

Hi Dan,

Wow - what timing - I was literally fiddling with an idea on this when
your email hit.

First- sure Base can browse to a file, just use the File Picker control.

Second - so far nothing I've tried will give you a drag/drop way to yank
the URL from an image driopped onto a form.

But as I say the file picker works just fine for this.

Avamk, have you used the file picker control and then if you need
relative paths, that would be easily done also.


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