Place an Image in Database Worksheet

How to place an image or picture in the database worksheet automatically with VBA.
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Here’s the complete VBA code to place a ‘.jpg’ picture in an Excel worksheet:

Sub displayPic()
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim myObj
Dim Pictur
Set myObj = ActiveSheet.DrawingObjects
For Each Pictur In myObj
If Left(Pictur.Name, 7) = “Picture” Then
End If

Dim EmployeeName As String, T As String

myDir = “C:\Users\takyar\Pictures\employees\”
EmployeeName = Range(“E2”) & Range(“E3”)
T = “.jpg”

‘Range(“F2”).Value = EmployeeName
On Error GoTo errormessage:
ActiveSheet.Shapes.AddPicture Filename:=myDir & EmployeeName & T, linktofile:=msoFalse, savewithdocument:=msoTrue, Left:=420, Top:=15, Width:=60, Height:=60

If Err.Number = 1004 Then
MsgBox “File does not exist.” & vbCrLf & “Check the name of the employee!”
Range(“E2”).Value = “”
Range(“E3”).Value = “”
End If

Application.ScreenUpdating = True

End Sub

Further Reading

Place Picture in Excel Worksheet Cell Using VBA

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Dinesh Kumar Takyar

Welcome to! My aim is to help you learn MS Excel including VBA. I always felt that a good way to learn something was to find solutions to problems in that domain. That is why I share these Excel videos with you. Mostly these are questions asked during my corporate training sessions. I've been training individuals and companies in computers since 1991. I did my B. Sc. (Vordiplom), M. Sc. (Diplom) and Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Hamburg, Germany. The best thing about solving some of my visitor's questions is that I also gain new insights. For more Excel VBA solutions you may like to visit my YouTube channel: For a structured Excel VBA training course online you can visit:

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