Storing tiff images

Posted on 2003-03-05
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Last Modified: 2012-08-14
How can I get to store tiff images in a field of my database.
Question by:prosperkach
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ID: 8071741
Hi Prosperkach,

You want to use an "OLE Object" data type for a field in your table. So if you go into design mode within the table and add a field (or edit an existing field) and choose the "OLE Object" as the data type you will actually be able to store the tif image within the database.

I hope that this helps.

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shanesuebsahakarn earned 300 total points
ID: 8071774
I do not recommend storing images directly in a database. It will cause your database to expand in size dramatically. You are best off storing the image's file path in a text field. When you need to display it, you can use a linked Image control and set its .Picture property to the file path.

Expert Comment

ID: 8071956
I would agree. If you are storing a lot of images the OLE object won't work well for you. However, if it is only a few images then you're fine. Essentially, look at the file sizes of the images you are storing and multiply it by the number of images you are envisioning for the entire database and you have a sense of how big your database will become.

If it is going to be too big then I like shanesuebsahakarn's idea.


Author Comment

ID: 8077942
Thanks a lot,

Your advise has really done wonders.

thanks again

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