I created new image database on localhost (other than Drupal original database) that has images in one column. Then I installed the Views Database Connector module; I could integrate it with Drupal to display the content of the new image database. I can easily see columns like name, email, phone number stored in this new image database as string of characters, which are all text columns. When it comes to display an image from the external database, I am stuck.
I tried saving images in two formats.
- As URL linked to the path of the image file
- As a BLOB
In the first case, I see the URL; in the second case, I see a string of characters.
How do I make the Views module understand that this field is an image it should display as image and not as text?