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How to insert a linked image

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Drag the image element from the palette, and drop it in the desired location on the page. Edit Image Item appears, as shown in Figure 4-2.

Figure 4-2 Edit Image Item dialog

Figure 4-2  Edit Image Item dialog
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Expression Builder button

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In the expression builder, select the data set field that stores the locations of the images, then choose OK. Figure 4-3 shows an example of selecting a data set field named URL, which stores the URLs to images.

Figure 4-3 The expression builder showing a selected data set field that stores the URLs to images

Figure 4-3  The expression builder showing a selected data set field that stores the URLs to images
In Edit Image Item, Enter URI displays the expression that refers to the data set field.
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The following is an example of a URL for a file in a remote location:
  http://mysite.com/images/companylogo.jpg
The following is an example of a URI for a file that is on the local file system:
  file:///c:/myprojects/images/companylogo.jpg
Specify a local file system location only for testing in the early stages of report development. A deployed report cannot access resources on a local machine.
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