You can add contents in General fields to the report or label page layout. For example, you can add a Microsoft Excel document that is stored in a General field to a sales report. You can add General fields to reports using the Picture/OLE Bound control.
|Storing images in General fields make it possible for you to display a different picture depending on the record or a group of records. When you add the image to the layout, specify the name of the General field that contains the image instead of the file name. For more information, see General Field Type and How to: Add Pictures to Reports.|
To add a General field to the page layout
Open the report or label in the appropriate designer.
On the Report menu, point to Insert Control, and click Picture/OLE Bound.
The Picture/OLE Bound Properties dialog box opens.
In the Picture/OLE Bound Properties dialog box, click the General tab if it is not selected.
In the Control source area on the General tab, click General field name. In the Control source box, type the name of the General field.
Tip: To browse for and select a field, click the ellipsis (вЂ¦) button to open the Expression Builder dialog box. The Expression Builder dialog box displays available fields when the report's data environment contains a table or view.
When you are finished in the Picture/OLE Bound Properties dialog box, click OK.
The Picture/OLE Bound report control appears in the Page Header band by default. After you add the control, you can move it by dragging it to the position you want.
Tip: You can add Picture/OLE Bound controls at the position you want by selecting them on the Report Controls toolbar and drawing them.
If the General field in the table contains data other than an image file, such as a Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word document, an icon representing that data appears on the report or label when you generate output for it. When you add General fields, their contents retain their original size by default. For more information, see How to: Resize Report Controls.
For more information, see General Tab, Report Control Properties Dialog Box (Report Builder).