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Storing .jpg files in SQL

bretbel asked
Last Modified: 2010-03-19
I have a client where part of their workflow is scanning construction blueprints and saving them as .jpg files, right now all these files are being stored in a shared folder.
Im in the process of automating all their business process and was were wondering can all these files be stored in a SQL Server table.  I will be assigning  "JobNumber ID" to each scanned record from another SQL table.  Is this do-able in a SQL?  I would also welcome any suggestions in making this work in any database environment.
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this is what  I like, a "big picture" answer, thank you very much.  My client will appreciate not bogging down their server and this simplifies my automation since I am currently using a MS Access front end to the SQL backend.  I'll store the filenames and corresponding IDs in a table.  I'll go this route.
thank you again.  
Do you know if I can contact a member directly?  I read a reference to a solution by  member "kg_bang" and wanted to get details on his solution.  thanks again Yveau


Actually Yveau, for my future reference, how would I store a jpeg file in a SQL database?

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