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OLE and photographs

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My problem is when trying to embed or link a graphic into a table as a bmp.
I am developing an access database which has photos of clients.

When I choose the object type, created from a file I get he following error
message.....

"The connection with the OLE server says: the OLE server encountered and
error or Active X control was lost".

I have search the internet for possible reasons and solutions. And have
tried everything that has been suggested. These include the suggestion
there is a possible confliction between Norton Antivirus and any firewall
that might be stopping script from running withing Access. I have removed
Norton 2003 antivirus and all other script stopping programs.

So now I am at a total loss how to solve this error problem.

What baffles me is that it also says the OLE has stopped?? and I cannot find
anywhere in Win2000 to restart the OLE.

Many thanks to all who reply.

J

Nov 12 '05 #1
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You don't have think like ""bluetouchpaper" <sf*****@sfgstf.com>" to draw
inspiration from a reality most only suspect, but it helps.
My problem is when trying to embed or link a graphic into a table as a bmp.
I am developing an access database which has photos of clients.

When I choose the object type, created from a file I get he following error
message.....

"The connection with the OLE server says: the OLE server encountered and
error or Active X control was lost".

I have search the internet for possible reasons and solutions. And have
tried everything that has been suggested. These include the suggestion
there is a possible confliction between Norton Antivirus and any firewall
that might be stopping script from running withing Access. I have removed
Norton 2003 antivirus and all other script stopping programs.

So now I am at a total loss how to solve this error problem.

What baffles me is that it also says the OLE has stopped?? and I cannot find
anywhere in Win2000 to restart the OLE.

Many thanks to all who reply.

I had what seems to be this very same problem. Turned out, the program
with which the pictures were originally viewed was no longer on the
machine. Once it was returned, things were back to normal.

What I still want to know is how to extract the picture info from the
..mdb. I just wanted to get the raw binary image data, but I couldn't do
it. I didn't discover any simple way, such as Export, which would produce
either the photos or their data. Does anyone know how this data is marked
in the .mdb file? More generally, can someone point me to a specification
for the mdb file format?

Thanks for your interest and reply.

Harold Eckstein

Nov 13 '05 #2

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Harold see:
http://www.lebans.com/oletodisk.htm
NEW - Apr. 14/2002 A2KExportOLEtoJPEG.zip A2K ONLY! This version
saves the entire contents of a table containing OLE Object Images to
disk based Jpeg files. User selectable compression rate. Version 1.5

Use the A2KExportOLEtoJpeg above instead of these following older
versions!

SaveOLEtoBitmap.zip is a database containing functions to allow you to
save the contents of an OLE Field to a disk based Bitmap file.

SaveOLEtoBitmapAuto.zip is a database containing functions to allow you
to save the contents of an OLE Field to a disk based Bitmap file for the
entire table automatically.

NEW - Apr. 11/2000 This first version only supports Bitmap files.
Metafile support will be included in the next release. USe the
A2KExportOLEtoJpeg above instead of this older version!

SavePictureDataBitmap is a database containing functions to allow you to
save the contents of an Access Image control a disk based Bitmap file.
Specifically it creates a Bitmap file from the PictureData Property.

Updated - July 25/2000 This first version only supports Bitmap files.
Metafile support will be included in the next release. Now supports
saving of Form's Background picture to a disk based Bitmap file.

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Stephen Lebans
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You don't have think like ""bluetouchpaper" <sf*****@sfgstf.com>" to draw inspiration from a reality most only suspect, but it helps.
My problem is when trying to embed or link a graphic into a table as a bmp.I am developing an access database which has photos of clients.

When I choose the object type, created from a file I get he following errormessage.....

"The connection with the OLE server says: the OLE server encountered anderror or Active X control was lost".

I have search the internet for possible reasons and solutions. And havetried everything that has been suggested. These include the suggestionthere is a possible confliction between Norton Antivirus and any firewallthat might be stopping script from running withing Access. I have removedNorton 2003 antivirus and all other script stopping programs.

So now I am at a total loss how to solve this error problem.

What baffles me is that it also says the OLE has stopped?? and I cannot findanywhere in Win2000 to restart the OLE.

Many thanks to all who reply.

I had what seems to be this very same problem. Turned out, the

program with which the pictures were originally viewed was no longer on the
machine. Once it was returned, things were back to normal.

What I still want to know is how to extract the picture info from the
.mdb. I just wanted to get the raw binary image data, but I couldn't do it. I didn't discover any simple way, such as Export, which would produce either the photos or their data. Does anyone know how this data is marked in the .mdb file? More generally, can someone point me to a specification for the mdb file format?

Thanks for your interest and reply.

Harold Eckstein


Nov 13 '05 #3

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