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Uploading Word Docs with asp and storing in SQL server 2000Question

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Hi All ,
Im currently working on a website that requires the functionality of being able to accept uploaded CVs from registered users and storing them online so they can attach them to job applications, get headhunted by recruiters,

I am a little confused over how to store these CV's in SQL, My options are this,

1. User copies and Paste their CV into an RTF box and hits submit to save to the database in a text field or blob,

2. User attached their CV and then the CV is saved toi disk

I am trying to find the best solution to accomplish this eg storing the CV word docs in the actual database using BLOBS or storing CVs in a folder and then the next concern I have is how can the recruiters search on specific key words if saved to the DB or the file on disk, guys, this is my only stumling block and I cant seem to get my head around how to achieve this.

I have seen job sites where users can copy and paste their CV into an RTF control and recruiters can search on it. how they do this I have not idea,

Any ideas or examples would be much appreciated ?

(Using ASP, Windows XP workstation, server, SQL SERVER 2000)

Many Thanks
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If you want to be able to search the files you'll definitely want to store the file itself in the database.  But you don't have to make the users copy/paste to do that -- you can upload a Word file into a varbinary datatype (or image, if you don't have varbinary).  Enable fulltext indexing on that field and build your index and the field is then searchable.

Here's a few links I used when setting this up on one of my sites:
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/architecture/sqlfulltextindexing.aspx - full text indexing
http://www.sitepoint.com/blogs/2006/11/12/sql-server-full-text-search-protips-part-1-setup/ - full text indexing
http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=8525&lngWId=4 - uploading files into the DB
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Thanks for this solutions this was exactly what I was looking for, Thank you very much for your help. A+
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