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Visualforce Development Cookbook by Keir Bowden

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Attaching an image to a record

Associating an image with a record is a common requirement while implementing Salesforce, for example, adding a photo to a contact or a custom news story sObject. Using the standard attachments functionality creates a disconnect between the record and the image, requiring additional clicks to view the image, and often relies on the user following a naming convention when uploading the file.

In this recipe, we will create a Visualforce page to allow a user to attach an image to a contact record. The page also displays the image if one has been uploaded. This page will be embedded into the standard contact page layout.

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While the size limit for a record attachment in Salesforce is 5 MB, as the attachment in this recipe ...

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