read the cover images in the database

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read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Sun May 27, 2018 7:35 pm

I know that the images of the CD & LP-covers are put in the database, but it is no link to the images. I would like to know how the cover images are put in the database and how I can read and view them from the access database without using Catraxx.

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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by DougWilliams » Sun May 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Without creating a program you can't.
However you can save the images outside of the MDB and CATraxx will create a link.
TOOLS > DATABASE MAINTENANCE > EXTRACT IMAGES
It uses the path/filename setup in TOOLS > AUTO-ORGANIZE IMAGE FILES

** Please make a backup of your database before trying this.**
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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Sun May 27, 2018 9:45 pm

I get an error massage.
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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Sun May 27, 2018 9:48 pm

and when I try to change the folder to put the images in, I get an other error
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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by DougWilliams » Sun May 27, 2018 10:00 pm

Is the "AutoOrganizeImageFiles.dat" file in the same folder as the license file?
In my system it is and it is with the other .dat files CATraxx uses (ReportMenu, SearchMenu, SitesMenu, Statistics,etc)
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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Sun May 27, 2018 10:11 pm

I don't find such a file autoorganise...
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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Sun May 27, 2018 10:14 pm

and the file AutoOrganize.. isn't in any folder of Catraxx

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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by DougWilliams » Sun May 27, 2018 10:20 pm

Hmmm..
Check that the TOOLS > OPTIONS > DEFAULT FOLDER > IMAGE FILES has the same folder/path.

But it seems like it's a permissions issue as both errors indicate "can't create".
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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Mon May 28, 2018 8:00 am

good morning Doug,

I think you are right! I have a lot of problems installing programs or even working with some apps as my Window Defender seems to block a lot ... (Libreoffice and others give erors).
Could and should I turn off Windows Defender?

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Re: read the cover images in the database

Post by distero » Mon May 28, 2018 8:09 am

I turned off Windows Defender Folder Protection and now everything seemps to work fine.
All images are now stored in a folder.
And the database has now only links to these images, I suppose.

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