Report Images Overview [AX 2012]

Updated: January 21, 2012

Applies To: Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Feature Pack, Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012

There are several common scenarios for displaying images in reports. For example, in product listings, it is common to display images along with the data in a report. In this scenario, images are usually stored along with the data in the database. If you create key performance indicator (KPI) reports, you typically work with a small set of images that are constant. In this case, it is typical to embed the images directly in the report. It is also common to display a company logo in a report.

NoteNote

Displaying a company logo in a report is currently only supported in precision design reports.

The file extensions that are supported for image files are: .bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .png, and .xpng.

There are several ways to reference an image in a report. You can use embedded images, external images, or images that are stored as binary data in a database table. The following table describes each scenario.

Type

Used in

Description

Embedded

Auto designs and precision designs

An embedded image is one that is added directly to a model in your reporting project. You can add an image so that it is available to all reports in the model or just a single report. For more information, see How to: Add an Embedded Image.

External

Precision designs

An external image is one that is stored separate from a report. To reference an external image in a report, you must specify a URL to indicate the location of the image. For more information, see How to: Display Images in a Precision Design.

Database

Auto designs and precision designs

Images that are stored as binary image data in a database table can also be displayed in reports. This is typical in the case of product listings where an image of the product displays along with the product details. For more information, see How to: Display Images in an Auto Design and How to: Display Images in a Precision Design.

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