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Using DataSource.InsertParameters.Add to Insert Image into MS SQL

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I have a insert stored procedure "AGProfileSetup"
Parameters -----
   @UserId uniqueidentifier,
    @ProfilePic image,
    @ProfilePicMIME varchar(50)

used to insert an image for a user into a database.  The problem is from my understanding sql type "Image" is some kind of binary format :D  I don't know how to pass a binary through the InsertParameters.Add function.   Whats the best way to do this?  By the way I am using ASP.NET 3.5 and MS SQL 2008
Dim imageBytes(Picture.PostedFile.InputStream.Length) As Byte

        Picture.PostedFile.InputStream.Read(imageBytes, 0, imageBytes.Length)
 

        Dim AGDataSource As New SqlDataSource()
 
 

        AGDataSource.ConnectionString = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("AGConnectionString").ToString()
 

        AGDataSource.InsertCommandType = SqlDataSourceCommandType.StoredProcedure

        AGDataSource.InsertCommand = "AGProfileSetup"
 

        AGDataSource.InsertParameters.Add("UserId", CurrentUser)

        AGDataSource.InsertParameters.Add("@ProfilePic", TypeCode.Byte, imageBytes.ToString())

        AGDataSource.InsertParameters.Add("@ProfilePicMIME", MIMEType)
 

AGDataSource.Insert()

AGDataSource = Nothing

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by:HarleySkater
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oh yah.  my error message is!!!!!!!!!!!


Input string was not in a correct format. hehe
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by:Bob Learned
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You need to pass a byte array from the image that you are working with, not a string, so remove the .ToString() from imageBytes.ToString().
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Im sorry, I should have said that.   But, I put ToString() because imageBytes was throwing an error.  I will post that error to, I tried that on another attempt.
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ERROR: Error      1      Overload resolution failed because no accessible 'Add' can be called with these arguments:
    'Public Function Add(name As String, dbType As System.Data.DbType, value As String) As Integer': Value of type '1-dimensional array of Byte' cannot be converted to 'String'.
    'Public Function Add(name As String, type As System.TypeCode, value As String) As Integer': Value of type '1-dimensional array of Byte' cannot be converted to 'String'.      C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ACFUNDING.000\My Documents\AG\AG Website\Settings\Profile\Profile.aspx.vb      58      9      C:\...\AG Website\

Thats why I added the .ToString()

Is there an easier way to do this?
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by:Bob Learned
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Try this:

AGDataSource.InsertParameters.AddWithValue("@ProfilePic", imageBytes)
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also if i take out the TypeCode.Byte I get this error -  

Error      1      Value of type '1-dimensional array of Byte' cannot be converted to 'String'.      C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ACFUNDING.000\My Documents\AG\AG Website\Settings\Profile\Profile.aspx.vb      58      58      C:\...\AG Website\

:D
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AddWithValue gave me this error
Error:      1      'AddWithValue' is not a member of 'System.Web.UI.WebControls.ParameterCollection'.      C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.ACFUNDING.000\My Documents\AG\AG Website\Settings\Profile\Profile.aspx.vb      58      9      C:\...\AG Website\
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all I want to do is upload a picture from asp.net 3.5 to my sql 2008 db table hehehe

I have never inserted objects into a database before from asp.net, I didn't it would be this tricky, because its so easy to insert everything else ;D
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Aah, yes, I missed that you are using an SqlDataSource.  

Try this instead:

Storing Binary Files Directly in the Database Using ASP.NET 2.0
http://aspnet.4guysfromrolla.com/demos/printPage.aspx?path=/articles/120606-1.aspx

Using myConnection As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ImageGalleryConnectionString").ConnectionString)
 

    Const SQL As String = "INSERT INTO [Pictures] ([Title], [MIMEType], [ImageData]) VALUES (@Title, @MIMEType, @ImageData)"

    Using myCommand As New SqlCommand(SQL, myConnection)

      myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@Title", PictureTitle.Text.Trim())

      myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@MIMEType", MIMEType)
 

      'Load FileUpload's InputStream into Byte array

      Dim imageBytes(UploadedFile.PostedFile.InputStream.Length) As Byte

      UploadedFile.PostedFile.InputStream.Read(imageBytes, 0, imageBytes.Length)

      myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ImageData", imageBytes)
 

      myConnection.Open()

      myCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()

    End Using

  End Using

End Sub 

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So I am guessing this is an example of when you should not use a stored procedure : )

I'll give it a try : )!
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I try to use stored procedures as much as possible, so if that is what you would like to do, it is a simple fix:


Using myConnection As New SqlConnection(ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings("ImageGalleryConnectionString").ConnectionString)

 

    Using myCommand As New SqlCommand("InsertImageData", myConnection)

      myCommand.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure

      myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@Title", PictureTitle.Text.Trim())

      myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@MIMEType", MIMEType)

 

      'Load FileUpload's InputStream into Byte array

      Dim imageBytes(UploadedFile.PostedFile.InputStream.Length) As Byte

      UploadedFile.PostedFile.InputStream.Read(imageBytes, 0, imageBytes.Length)

      myCommand.Parameters.AddWithValue("@ImageData", imageBytes)

 

      myConnection.Open()

      myCommand.ExecuteNonQuery()

    End Using

  End Using

End Sub 

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I got it to compile and run!  but it didn't actually work hahaha

I am going to throw a try catch in there and see what i can find ; )
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i got this message this time :D

Your Profile Is Setup Is Confirmed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOUUUUUUUUUUUU  
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Ur velcome :D
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thank youuu
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