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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Development Cookbook by Mindaugas Pocius

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Adding an image to records

Company-specific images in Dynamics AX can be stored along with the data in the database tables. They could be used for different purposes, such as a company logo that is displayed in every printed document, employee photos, inventory pictures, and so on.

Images are binary objects and can be stored in container table fields. In order to enable the system to perform better, it is always recommended to store the images in a separate table so it does not affect the retrieval speed of the main data.

One of the most convenient ways to attach images to any record is to use the Document handling feature of Dynamics AX. It does not require any changes in the application. However, the Document handling feature is a very generic ...

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