Uploading Images

I am upgrading my current website to be able to upload two images to the website so visitors can see the product they may be purchasing. I am using the asp.net 2.0 in vb.net. I would like to use the file upload that is provided. However, when that file is uploaded, I want it to upload to my server and not my sql database. The column in the sql database will have the link to that file.  I have searched all over and haven't been able to find a way to do this or if it is even more efficient to do it in this way. To clarify more, this is what I am looking to do:

User uploads an image to my server.
The image is stored in a file folder on my server
A link to the image is stored in a column in my sql database.

Note: If it is more efficient, I could store the image in the database itself.  Thanks for any help you can provide.
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smitty68521Asked:
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dwaynecharringtonCommented:
Wouldn't simply performing an SQL query to your database, retrieving the url you stored in the row and then setting the image location to a dynamic variable you populate via an SQL query be easier?
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TomMicrosoft ISV PartnerCommented:
If you want to upload images to your server image folder, then I suggest you use
Quteftp  http://www.cuteftp.com/cuteftp/    or something similar to transfer the files.
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smitty68521Author Commented:
That is my goal. To populate the sql database column with the link to the image that is stored on the server. Where I am stuck, is how to make that happen. That is to upload the url to the database column to the image that is stored on my server.
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mhf1364Commented:
Hello,
use file_Base like = "~/images/"
Regards,
Hasan

Public Function Upload_File(ByVal UpldCtrl As FileUpload, ByVal File_Base As String) As String 
Dim Filename As String = "" 
Dim File_ex As String = "" 
If UpldCtrl.HasFile Then 
Try 
Filename = UpldCtrl.FileName 
UpldCtrl.SaveAs(Server.MapPath(File_Base) & Filename) 
Catch ex As Exception 
Filename = "" 
HttpContext.Current.Response.Write(Server.HtmlDecode(ex.Message)) 
End Try 
End If 
Return Filename 
End Function 

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