hi, i have a column, which has the path for the image,but not the image nor the url, i have the path in that column which goes to the image, so please tell me away in which i can use the column to pull out the image into the report. the path shows something like this "d:mypicturesqlserver2005datajump.jpg" please tell me how i use the column which has th epath to pull the image into the report. as far as i know, if i use the image item, we have the embedded,project,database,url so which one do i have to use. my image changes for different values. i think i cannot use the url option, because it needs a url which is ofcourse starts with htttp: and then i cannot use the embedded an dthe project since the image is not constant it is dynamic it varies depending on the values, i cannot use the database because it is accepting the column which has the path but not the image, but it needs a column which is of image DATATYPE.? please help me, i am unable to work things.