The report below gives step by step instructions with screen shots to create clickable thumbnail images in a report. The screen shots in the column Thumbnail Images open in full size in a new tab when clicked.

Step by Step Instructions
 
Step
Description
Thumbnail Image
Image Thumbnail Orientation
 
1 Accessing the customize fields screen. Horizontal
2 Creating a new field.  
3 Labeling the file attachment field and choosing its type. Vertical
4 Accessing the customize fields screen.  
5 Creating a new field.  
6 Labeling the multiple choice text field and choosing its type. Vertical
7 Entering the choices for the multiple choice text field.  
8 Accessing the customize forms screen.  
9 Editing the layout of the form.  
10 Make sure that the file attachment and text multiple choice fields are on the form. Move the fields to your preferred order by clicking on the row to highlight the field and using the navigational buttons Up, Down, Insert, and Remove at the bottom of the screen.  
11 Accessing the customize fields screen.  
12 Creating a new field.  
13 Labeling the formula text field and choosing its type. Vertical
14 Click on the name of the formula text field to access the field properties.  
15 Check the box labeled "Allow some HTML tags" and enter the formula in the formula box.

If ( Length([File Attachment]) = 0,
  "--",
  Case( [Image Thumbnail Orientation], 
    "Vertical", 
      "<a href=&#039;https://www.quickbase.com/up/" & Dbid () & "/a/r" & [Image ID#] & "/e6/v0' target='_blank' > " & "<img src=&#039;https://www.quickbase.com/up/" & Dbid () & "/a/r" & [Image ID#] & "/e6/v0' height='75' width='50' alt='' />" & "</a>", 
    "Horizontal",
      "<a href=&#039;https://www.quickbase.com/up/" & Dbid () & "/a/r" & [Image ID#] & "/e6/v0' target='_blank' > " & "<img src=&#039;https://www.quickbase.com/up/" & Dbid () & "/a/r" & [Image ID#] & "/e6/v0' height='50' width='75' alt='' />" & "</a>", 
    "<a href=&#039;https://www.quickbase.com/up/" & Dbid () & "/a/r" & [Image ID#] & "/e6/v0' target='_blank' > " & "<img src=&#039;https://www.quickbase.com/up/" & Dbid () & "/a/r" & [Image ID#] & "/e6/v0' height='75' width='75' alt='' />" & "</a>" ))
 
16 Within the formula, replace “[File Attachment]” with the name of your file attachment field.   
17 Within the formula, replace "6" with the field ID of your file attachment field all six times it appears.  
18 Finding the field ID of the field attachment field. If the column Field IDS is not displaying, hit the Show Field IDS button where the Hide Field IDS button is in this example. Horizontal
19 Replace “[Image ID #]” with the name of your table’s key field all six times it appears.  
20 Identifying the key field of a table.  
21 Save the changes to the formula field. Add the formula text field to your reports for a clickable thumbnail image. You've done a great job!  
Report Name *
Description
Field label
Column heading override
Justification
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Fields in:

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Items in the new table are called:

When you bring additional fields into a conversion, QuickBase often finds inconsistencies. For example, say you're converting your Companies column into its own table. One company, Acme Corporation, has offices in New York, Dallas and Portland. So, when you add the City column to the conversion, QuickBase finds three different locations for Acme. A single value in the column you're converting can only match one value in any additional field. QuickBase needs you to clean up the extra cities before it can create your new table. To do so, you have one of two choices:

  • If you want to create three separate Acme records (Acme-New York, Acme-Dallas and Acme-Portland) click the Conform link at the top of the column.
  • If the dissimilar entries are mistakes (say Acme only has one office in New York and the other locations are data-entry errors) go back into your table and correct the inconsistencies—in this case, changing all locations to New York. Then try the conversion again.

Read more about converting a column into a table.

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