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Nate Chute
For managing images in an access database, is it better to let the images reside outside of the database and reference them or load them into a table. Secondly, what file extension works best (gif, jpg etc) And lastly, can you imbed a windows explorer (XP) into a form where you can view images by the API get the file name (inventory number) and display the database information for that item. Nate Chute
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Mike Prestwood
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Store the image outside of your MDB Access database. Definately.

There are many benefits to storing it outside of Access including the following:

  • More easily work with all the images at once.
  • avoid the overhead of an OLE server
  • decrease the size of your MDB file
  • easily reuse images with other development tools such as a website, VB, VS.Net, etc.
  • Metadata is preserved

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