Tutorial - Add images to an attribute

This tutorial will instruct you in adding two (2) images to the one (1) attribute.

You are going to use John Doe again.

The images you are going to use have been provided for you. They are in the Media Library.

See 'JohnDoe_Attribute1.jpg' and 'JohnDoe_Attribute2.jpg'.

The first image has the text "John Doe Attribute 1". The second image has the text "John Doe Attribute 2'.

 

Firstly add an attribute.

Whilst in the Main View. Right click and choose "Add Attribute". Choose an Attribute Type of Miscellaneous by clicking on the select button.

Look at the button just under this. It is the button labelled Media. There is an image in the button too which has a red cross through it.

This indicates there is no media for the Miscellaneous attribute.

Click on this button.

The Media Manager is now shown.

Down the bottom you will see the text "Attribute". The other text is disabled. There is no media shown for this attribute. This is as expected.

You are now going to add the prepared image 'JohnDoe_Attribute1'.

Click the menu Edit | Add Image.

Navigate to where the image is in the Media Libarary. Click on 'JohnDoe_Attribute1.jpg'. Click Open.

The 'Media Choose Location' dialog appears. You are going to add it to the GenBase. Click the radio button GenBase. Click OK.

The image is listed under the GenBase tab. At this stage the image has been copied to your GenBase's Media folder.

However it is not linked to the Miscellaneous attribute.

Carry out the same process for the image 'JohnDoe_Attribute2'.

You now have two images copied to your GenBase's Media folder. However they are not linked to the Miscellaneous attribute.

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You will now use the link menu item. This menu item works with Attributes and Sources.

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Click on 'JohnDoe_Attribute1'. Select Edit | Link. Click on 'JohnDoe_Attribute2'. Select Edit | Link.

Now Exit from the Media Manager.

You will now observe that on the Miscellaneous attribute the Media button's image has changed. The image no longer has a red cross through it. Click OK.

Your Main View will now indicate that the attribute Miscellaneous has media. There is now a tick in the media column.

(2009)

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