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Returning filesystem files through SQL Server BLOBs?

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Hello boys and girls. First of all, it's important that any suggested solution should work at the very least on SQL Server 2005.

What I need to do seems very simple, but I somehow don't think it is.

What I need is a NATIVE SQL SERVER SOLUTION to this problem. I CAN, however, use things like xp_cmdshell - that is fine

The problem is that I need SQL Server to basically do something like

  INTO SomeTable
... well, there's my problem. How do I do this? I know that the data is stored in a document somewhere on the server, in location P:\SomePath\SomeDocument.ext

So what I need SQL Server to do is retrieve that data from WITHIN an SP, BLOBify it, and store it into SomeTable

any ideas? Any examples I can find online seem to focus on doing the writing to the BLOB bit from within a calling program. That's not going to cut the mustard ...

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