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Using SQL to insert image into MS Access

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How do I write the SQL to insert an image into an OLE object in Access?

This is on a web server.

Let's assume the image is in "tempwork/abc.jpg".

Is it like this:
x = "tempwork/abc.jpg".
INSERT into table (oleimage) values('" &  x & "')"

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It may be inadvisable to store images in an MS-Access database as you may have problems with bloating in terms of mdb filesize over time..

But if you want to go ahead and do so, it may not be possible to do it with pure SQL code.. Have a look at the link below which has code example using getchunk/appendchunk -

http://acmesoffware.com/acme/ExamplesVBA/vbaExm_appendchunkimages.asp
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by:Goodangel Matope
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It is not possible to use just SQL to insert the image. You will need to use VBA, or other programming language like Visual Studio / Delphi to do this.
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by:Richard Korts
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To all:

I am using VBscript on a web server. Can it be done using that?

Thanks
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The link provided in my previous post (http:a24308468) has VBA code which you should be able to adapt to VBScript...
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I've inserted images using access,  If I remember right I had to copy then paste the image for each record to be able to save the image, but size of the database will grow quite fast and after a few hundred images you will see performance issues.  The best practice would be to simply save the image in a predefined folder then use a text field and save the path to the image and then using VBA or VB script to display the image where the path is located.
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