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Unable to insert pictures in reports in ArcMap using the attachment name field when attachments are created from Collector for ArcGIS.

Last Published: November 27, 2015 ArcGIS for Desktop
Bug ID Number BUG-000085961
SubmittedMarch 9, 2015
Last ModifiedJune 5, 2024
Applies toArcGIS for Desktop
Version found10.2
Operating SystemWindows OS
Operating System Version7
StatusWill Not Be Addressed

Additional Information

Currently we have no plans to address this issue in ArcGIS for Desktop.


1. Add the feature service with attachments made to ArcMap and create a local copy for editing. Use the following Python script to batch export the attachments to files stored on the machine: 2. Create a list of the file names. This can be done manually or for a large number of files, a simple way is to copy the folder path location and paste it in a web browser. This lists all the image files. Select the list (Ctrl + A), copy it (Ctrl + C) and paste it in an excel sheet (format it if required). Add it to ArcMap and convert it to a table using the Excel to Table tool (ArcToolbox > Conversion Tools > Excel > Excel to Table). 3. Open the table and add a new text field. Increase the maximum number of characters. Right click on the field and open Field Calculator. Create a string to display the complete path name of the file. Example : If the file location is C:\Users\User\Desktop\Images and the field under which the file names were stored in is called 'Imagefiles' Create the following string: " C:\Users\User\Desktop\Images\" & [Imagefiles] 4. Create the Report and use this calculated field to insert the required pictures.

Steps to Reproduce

Bug ID: BUG-000085961


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