Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Dynamic Images in Crystal Forms

Sage MAS 90 / MAS 200 ERP Version 4.40 ships with Crystal Reports 11.5. This version of Crystal has the ability to produce dynamic images based on file paths on a Crystal form or report.
This new feature was beneficial to one of our customers who orders products from overseas. Since the vendor is foreign, they may not always understand the product descriptions that are written in English. So an image of the purchased item was added to the item maintenance screen. The item path and image name was dynamically added as a formula in the Purchase Order form, which then displayed a picture of the item on the P/O. This allowed the workers at the vendor to identify the item being ordered by sight.

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