|Short Text||Text stored in the database containing less than 2000 characters.|
|Long Text||Text stored in the database containing 2000 characters or more.|
|Image||An image that Oracle Forms can display, including: bmp, cals, jfif, jpeg, gif, pcd, pcx, pict, ras, and tif.|
|OLE Object for Smart Client||An OLE Object that requires other OLE server applications to view, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.|
|File for Web Deployed||A file that requires other server applications to view, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel.|
|Web Page||A URL reference to a web page which you can view with your web browser. You must define your web browser in the profile option Web Browser to view a web page attachment.|
|Database||Storing images in the database provides centrally-accessible images without special file system setup. However, database storage of images will increase the amount of database space required for applications.|
|File System||File system storage of images requires a shared file system that is accessible to all users and looks the same to all users. For example, you should not store an image on your local PC' s C drive as another PC accessing the system will not see your PC's C drive as its C drive.|
To improve performance while scrolling through lists of attachments, uncheck the coordination checkbox. The document block will not update until you turn coordination on again.
Attention: If you maximize the document block window, no other operations can be performed until you restore the block to its original state.
If the attachment is an image datatype, you can use the Magnification poplist to choose from a list of percentages to enlarge or shrink the image, or enter your own percentage sizing. Adjust to Fit will adjust the image to fit within the form. Move your cursor into another field to see your image in the new scale.
Adding an Attachment
Viewing an Attached Document
Deleting an Attachment
Copying an Attachment from Another Record