How to insert images that are stored in a data source
In Data Explorer, create a data set that includes the image field.
In the layout editor, insert a table element on the page.
Bind the table to the data set in the following manner:
Select the table and, in Property Editor, choose Binding.
On the Binding page, in Data Set, choose the data set that contains the image field. BIRT creates a column binding for each field in the data set.
Drag the image element from the palette, and drop it in the detail row of the table.
On Edit Image Item, select Dynamic image.
Choose Select Image Data. Select Data Binding displays the column bindings available to the image element, as shown in
Figure 5‑5. The image element has access to all the column bindings defined for the table, its container.
Select Data Binding showing column bindings
Select the column binding that references the image field by clicking the check box next to the column binding. Choose OK.
On New Image Item, under Enter dynamic image expression, an expression that refers to the selected column binding appears, as shown in
New Image Item showing the dynamic image expression
Choose Insert. The image element appears on the page in the layout editor. It shows an X. The actual images appear only when you preview the report.