Retrieve Image (jpeg) Stored In SQL Server

Posted on 2014-01-31
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Last Modified: 2014-02-06

I am using TSQL to dynamically construct an html email for our customers. I need to retrieve and insert a signature (stored jpeg image in sql server table) into a section of the email. The signature will vary, depending on who the customer service rep is for the customer.

I can determine which signature to pull from the database, but am not sure how I can include it in the html of the email.

Any suggestions as to how to do this?

Question by:force3inc
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by:Anthony Perkins
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So to be clear you have chosen to store the jpeg in the database.  Is that correct?

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Yes, I need to do this because the image I need to retrieve depends on a user id variable in my stored procedure - it can vary....

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Anthony Perkins earned 1500 total points
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I understand.  It is just that typically it is best to store the image on the file system and just have the name in the database.  Another approach is to use a "hybrid" solution using SQL Server's FILESTREAM storage volume.

Having said that if you need to retrieve an image store in SQL Server you will need to rely on your front-end language (VB6, .NET, etc.) in order to do that.

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