When Do I Use an Import Tag or an Out Tag?

Import Tags and Out Tags can both be used to import images into a report template. But they are not interchangeable, and the way your content is stored in your data source will determine which Tag to use.

You can also use almost any format to show an image, including PNG, GIF, TIFF, JPG, BMP, DIB and more. 

If your data source contains the actual data to create your image, e.g. it is stored as a blob in a SQL database, or as a Base64-encoded string in an XML file, use an Out Tag.

 If your data source contains the location of your image, e.g. the file location or URL, use an Import Tag.

If your data source contains the actual HTML used to create a web element (usually delimited by "<![CDATA[ ]]>"), use an Out Tag.

If your data source contains the location of your HTML page (i.e. a URL), use an Import Tag.