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jbates99
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Posted - 03/27/2014 :  23:17:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, can a scanned document image be stored in a SQl Server 2012 database? Most systems typically store the path to the location the file resides at. But can the scanned image itself reside with the database?
Thanks, Jack

dontulasrini
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Posted - 03/28/2014 :  00:22:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes its possible to store complete image file into database
you have to convert the image file into byte format
datatype is image

hear is the code i wrote in vb.net
Dim arrayImage() As Byte
Dim ms As New MemoryStream
Me.PictureBox1.Image.Save(ms, Me.PictureBox1.Image.RawFormat.Jpeg)
arrayImage = ms.GetBuffer
ms.Close() ' Closes the Memory Stream

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jbates99
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Posted - 03/28/2014 :  08:42:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your reply.
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robvolk
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Posted - 03/28/2014 :  12:39:17  Show Profile  Visit robvolk's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The image data type is deprecated in SQL Server, use varbinary(max) instead.
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