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How do I embed the PBrush OLE object from .dbf into HTML page?

Posted on 1997-08-21
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I have .dbf - based DSN. The .dbf -file contains General type field with PBrush OLE object (BMP Pictures) . How can I embed it into my HTML page just in-ime using IDC or ADO?
Thanx in advance.
Alexey Savateev.
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This is how I understand your question:

You have a .dbf database file.  In one of the fields there is an absolute reference to a .bmp file.  You want that bmp to go to HTML.

Here are some counter-questions first:

1. How do you intend to read the .dbf and process it into HTML?  I can think of several ways to do that.

2. I've written programs before that are able to read .dbf format.  Do you have source code to do that?  It would make things simpler.

3. You say that there are .bmp absolute references in the .dbf file.  Can you post a hexdump of one or two records?  It would help determine a few things when you go to processing that into HTML.

4. Can you post some of your IDC/ADO ideas.  I'm not familiar with that paradigm.  I like to do things more directly.



Here would be my answer if you like doing things mostly in C:

1. Write an executable for your cgi-bin directory on the server that would strip the designated record from the database, and process it into an HTML command that would send a link to the BMP.  Pass the record number as the argument to the executable.

When you say DSN, do you mean DNS?  I get confused with so many TLA's (three letter abbreviations), what is DSN?
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I hoped that the answer would contain concrete program sample. This would be much easier to understand that question.
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That's why I would need a binary sample of your .dbf file.

e-mail:  vinniew@rocketmail.com

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No, I think it isn't needed at all. The problem is how to show the PBrush OLE object (represented by binary sequence) in HTML page. So you (or me) can simply insert this sequence (any PBrush picture object) to some ActiveX control. But I DON"T KNOW WITCH ONE I SHOULD USE (AND WHAT PARAMETER).  
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