I am trying to import profile pictures using PictureURL. We have a full url stored in extensionAttribute3(http://pictureserver/photo/GetPhoto.aspx?id=xyz)(could it be because my url isn't linking straight to a .jpg?) . I have followed directions below to map extensionAttribute3 to PictureURL


As far as I can tell, the mapping is complete and UPS job is running fine. However, a picture never shows.

Any suggestions?

  • cross check with this blog...spmat.blogspot.com/2010/10/… – Waqas Sarwar MVP Jul 1 '14 at 17:48
  • All of that checks out. The only thing I can guess is Sharepoint doesn't recognize it as a picture since it's not straight to the .jpg – Chris Jul 1 '14 at 21:01
  • did you try to straight point it to jpg? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Jul 1 '14 at 21:04
  • Haven't been able to try pointing to a .jpg. Just realized our pictures are actually stored in a table on sql server. The url is doing a lookup based on that. Does anyone have any experience in retrieving profile pics from this type of data source? – Chris Jul 3 '14 at 14:50

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