Automatically Export Pictures from Access Database

Posted on 2011-03-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have an access database where all of our staff and student photos are kept. I used a tool to export all of the photos. I would like for any new photos to be automatically exported and emailed.

The database has a table in it named TBL_MEMBERS. There is a field named ALT_ID which has the username for the staff/student. The photo is stored in a field named PHOTO_1. The value shows long binary data. When I exported the photos manually, they were a .jpg

Can someone provide a script that automatically exports newly added photos, names the photo after the username, and then emails the collection of photos?

Thank you!
Question by:Joseph Moody
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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This is another reason why "Linking" to the files might be better than storing them in the DB.

<Can someone provide a script that automatically exports newly added photos,>
Perhaps, will you be posting any info on your Mysterious "tool to export all of the photos"?
(Are you converting to and from BLOBS?)

<Can someone provide a script that
1. automatically exports newly added photos,
2. names the photo after the username,
3. and then emails the collection of photos?>

So you have three questions here, or one?
Are you looking for a "Complete solution" here or advice...?

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Look to Lebans OLEtoDisk:
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by:Joseph Moody
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Hey Jeff,

Thank you for replying!

Here is the tool that I used to manually export every photo:

I do not know what you mean by "converting to and from BLOBS". I know very very little about access or databases in general. I am purely a desktop admin kind of person.

I have one question that has three specific parts. If someone has the time and knowledge, I would like a complete solution!
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by:Joseph Moody
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als315: Thank for the link! Let me look into this.
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by:Jeffrey Coachman
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Typically data in an OLE field will be listed in the table as:
Microsoft Excel Worksheet, Bitmap Image, ...etc.
Not really "long binary data"
long binary data is what a BLOB is:
(Binary) (L)ong (O)(B)ject

This is what appears to be using/doing.
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by:Joseph Moody
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Is there a way to use that tool to filter new entries?
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Jeffrey Coachman earned 500 total points
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Not sure what filtering has to do with your question(s)...? my guess is that you would have to contact them directly...

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