Solved

Image byte() in dataset to ACCESS 2007 attachment

Posted on 2010-09-20
6
500 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-26
I have an image which is stored in a VB.NET dataset as a  byte().  The image displays well in the VB.NET program.  I would like to save this image out to an ACCESS 2007 database.  I have previsouly created databases which save images as the attachment type in ACCESS..
    How do I convert the byte() array so that it can eb saved as an ACCESS 2007 attachment?   Or perhaps there is another method?
0
Comment
Question by:Zimbug4
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
6 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:systan
ID: 33717103
Have you tried that psuedo code snippet?
Dim MemS As New MemoryStream()
Dim pic As Image
pic = image1.Image
SavePhoto(pic, MemS)//get the buffer from pic image to MemS
Dim PicImage() As Byte = MemS.GetBuffer
sqlCom.Parameters.Add(New MySqlParameter("?pi", SqlDbType.Blob)).Value = PicImage

Open in new window

0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Zimbug4 earned 0 total points
ID: 33721593
This appears to use the blob type which as I understand it is not recommended for ACCESS.  ACCESS2007 has the attachment type which is supposed to get around these issues but I can't figure out how to use it in VB.NET.   I tried creating a dummy table in ACCESS with the attachment type, but VB.NET will read this as a string type.
 
 I'm wondering if I'm not better off saving it as a hyperlink and the image in a file.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:systan
ID: 33723379
Its not recommended, but if its usable, why not use it.
0
PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Mohamed Abowarda
ID: 33723400
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:13598
ID: 33725235
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Zimbug4
ID: 38178261
After looking through everything I decided at the time loading the database would make it large quickly.  This was probably the best solution
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s quite interesting for me as I worked with Excel using vb.net for some time. Here are some topics which I know want to share with others whom this might help. First of all if you are working with Excel then you need to Download the Following …
A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

734 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question