How to display a picture by using an Access database in FrontPage 2000

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SUMMARY

Use this step-by-step guide to display images on your Web site by using information from a Microsoft Access database.

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Step 1 - Prerequisites

Install both Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft Access

The steps in this article requires that you have both Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft Access installed on the client computer.

Instll the Component to Use the ASP Features in FrontPage

Before you can use the ASP features in FrontPage 2000, install the components listed in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
312638 FP: What You Need to Use Active Server Pages (ASP) in FrontPage 2000

Step 2 - Create a New Personal Web

  1. Start FrontPage. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Web.
  2. Click the Personal Web template. Type the URL of a new personal Web on a Web server that supports Active Server Pages, for example:
    http://localhost/mypersonalweb/
  3. Click OK to create the Web.

Step 3 - Add the Sample Database to the Web

  1. Click the New Page button on the Standard toolbar.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Database, and then click Results.
  3. Click Use a sample database connection (Northwind), and then click Next.
  4. Click Cancel.

Step 4 - Modify the Employees Table in the Database

  1. On the View menu, click Folders.
  2. Double-click the Fpdb folder, and then double-click the Fpnwind.mdb file to open the file in Microsoft Access.
  3. In Access, double-click the Employees table to open it.
  4. Click Design.
  5. Add a new field after the last field. Name this field FavoriteImage and set the data type to Text. Click Save. Click View.
  6. Set the FavoriteImage field by using the information in the following table:
    
       For Employee              Type this in the FavoriteImage field
       ------------------------------------------------------------------------
       Nancy Davolio             images/frontpag.gif
       Andrew Fuller             images/city.gif
       All remaining employees   images/sunset.gif
    					
  7. On the File menu, click Exit to close the database and return to FrontPage.
  8. On the View menu, click Refresh.

Step 5 - Add a Database Results Region

  1. On the View menu, click Page.
  2. On the Insert menu, point to Database, and then click Results.
  3. In the list of existing database connections, click Sample. Click Next.
  4. For record source, click Employees, and then click Next.
  5. Click Edit List.
  6. Remove all the fields except for the following:
    LastName
    FirstName
    FavoriteImage
    Click OK. Click Next.
  7. Click Next again.
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Save the page and name it Imagetest.asp.

Step 6 - Add the Image Links to the Database Results

  1. Locate the database column value named <<FavoriteImage>>, and then delete it.
  2. In the table cell where you just removed the column value, insert the City.gif file from your Web.
  3. Right-click the image, and then click Picture Properties on the shortcut menu.
  4. Click the General tab, and then click Browse.
  5. Click Parameters.
  6. In the path field, remove the current path. Click Insert Field Parameter, and then click FavoriteImage.
  7. Click OK three times.

    You will see a small broken image icon in the table column.
  8. Save the page, and then click the Preview in Browser button on the Standard toolbar.

REFERENCES

For more information about how to work with databases in FrontPage, click Microsoft FrontPage Help on the Help menu, type databases in the Office Assistant or the Answer Wizard, and then click Search to view the topic.

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Article ID: 216285 - Last Review: October 14, 2013 - Revision: 2.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
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