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How to search a string value in image  column  in sybase and sql server

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I have a column in a table with image datatype which  stores the pdf , excel and word files (office of any version) . How can I search for a particular  string in the the image column
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by:wilcoxon
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I don't think you can.  I believe you have to get the image data for every row and look at the image data independently using some other software.
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Aaron Shilo earned 500 total points
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yes you can
you need to install the adobe ifilter

read this : http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/learn-sql-server/sql-server-full-text-search-language-features/
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by:wilcoxon
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I guess I should have been explicit.  I was talking about Sybase (as I know nothing SQL Server specific).

iFilter will only work with SQL Server and technically doesn't allow searching image data - it scans through the database and builds up an index that you search (at least that's my understanding from scanning through the link).
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by:vijay11
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Sorry for the confusion , the data that is stored in the column (image) is string value only . What we are doing is from the Front end We importing a file (pdf,word or excel ) to that column which has the data type image, but the content in pdf,word or excel is string only .Basically we have to search for a string in a column whise data type is image
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vijay1, which database are you using?  If you are using Sybase, I don't think it is possible.  If you are using SQL Server (version 7 or later), then it looks like ifilter will work (as suggested by ashilo).
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