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Add a photo or image to a Contact record

Knowledge Article Number 000188392
Description If you're trying to upload an image to your contacts, here are the steps that you'll need to follow.
Resolution
1. Create a public folder to hold your image files.
 2: Upload your image file to your Documents storage area.
3. Get the URLs or links to each of the pictures you uploaded
·         Click on the "View File" link next to the name of the file you are going to use
·         A new browser window/tab will open. Go to the address bar, highlight and copy the URL
4. Create a new formula field with the resulting data type text (it must be of type text or it won't work)
·         Make sure Advanced Formula is selected

Example Formula:
CASE (FirstName & LastName,'Darius' & 'Caravana', IMAGE('/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=01590000002E31g',
'DariusPicture', 100, 100), 'Vincent' & 'Sullivan', IMAGE ('/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=01590000002E33m', 'VincentPicture', 100, 100), 'Florent' & 'Dean', IMAGE('/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=01590000002E33h',
'FlorentPicture', 100, 100), NULL)
 
Small alert icon Heads up - Formula fields can’t exceed 4,000 bytes when saved. The save size is different from the number of characters if you use multi-byte characters in your formula. It means that you can only use it to a limited number of Contact records.

There is a free appexchange application called Photo Uploader which might be helpful as well. This isn't a supported application by Salesforce.com Support.




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