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    I'm after a magic solution... I want to be able to attach images to different records (specifically in my case, the account entity - to allow me to upload a company logo for each account). I already know that CWR Mobility have an "Image Add-In" and this is 90% of what I need but sadly it is underdeveloped and under supported (from my limited experience with it). It is missing the option to be able to remove images after they're uploaded - not a great deal but enough to make it undeployable, plus there's a couple of other bugs which seem unaddressed in their support forum. I've asked them for an update but in the meantime...

     

    Simple requirements:

    • Allow upload of a single image, to be associated and displayed on the account form.
    • Allow removal of said image, subject to appropriate permissions (permissions are not a critical issue for me though)
    • Something that does not require me to start with a clean sheet in Visual Studio and code it myself!

    I can't be the only one needing this functionality (e.g. photos of individuals for the contact entity) and I can't see that CWR's option is up to the job - so I'm hoping someone has the ideal solution and somehow I've just never heard of it yet... Wink

     

    I won't hold my breath!

     

    PS: I know I could write this in VS "relatively quickly", however I have approximately minus 10 days to meet this non-core requirement, so something with a nice "Install Now" button and minimal configuration is what I was after. And the moon on a stick too...

    Monday, December 10, 2007 11:49 AM

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    You may be in luck.
    I wrote an article about attaching any file to any entity.
    Although you will have to open visual studio.

     

    http://codeproject.com/KB/webservices/crm_30_entity_attachment.aspx

     

    I can guide you through the code.

    good luck.

     

     

     

    Oshri Cohen
    http://mymscrm3.blogspot.com/
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/oshricohen

    Sunday, December 16, 2007 11:32 PM
  • Hi Oshri and many thanks for posting your code.

     

    Your article is simply written and clearly explained and given more time I'm sure I could use it. Sadly it would only provide a partial solution, since there is no code to display the image within a CRM form (yes, a simple ASPX page could do this I know) and I'd need to limit uploads to one image per record. If I get more time I'll definitely use your code as a springboard but in the meantime I've resolved to put up with the limitations of CWRs solution since it is so close to what I need. 

     

    Once again thanks for sharing Smile

     

    Greg

    Monday, December 17, 2007 10:55 AM