How can I fetch docx or pdf file from MS SQL column for auto email attachment?

Dear Experts,

I'm using ASPNETEmail and I'm looking how to automatically fetch docx or pdf file with specific filename from MS SQL database and attach to an email.

The best solution would be highly appreciated,


Thanks.
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pcelbaCommented:
This depends on the way how the file is stored on the MS SQL Server. Anyway it is easy - simply select the file by appropriate SQL command as any other value then save the retrieved value (yes, it can several megs but that's nothing for today's computers) to a temporary file and then attach this file to the e-mail message as any other file.

Finally you should delete the temp file.

Everything should be done at the ASP.NET server side.
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JimiJ13I T ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi pcelba,

Thanks for the affirmative idea.

The docx or pdf are stored tblName.DocImage (image) with filename in  tblName.DocFileName (varchar (50)) and PK at tblName.DocID (varchar(40)).

Can you give me a working code to retrieve the DocImage based on PK and save to a temp file?


Thanks.
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pcelbaCommented:
Let suppose you are using C#...

The most important part is the SQL Select command:
SELECT DocImage FROM tblName WHERE DocID = <YourPKvalue>

You just have to provide the correct PK value and implement the SQL command to C#.

To retrieve image data from SQL Server use following code:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/354639/Storing-and-Retrieving-Images-from-SQL-Server-Us
You just have to adapt it for e-mail attachment.

To save the retrieved image into a file you may also use following code:
http://www.global-webnet.net/blogengine/post/2008/09/23/Extension-Methods-(C-30)-FileToStr-and-StrToFile-extensions.aspx

And then simply attach the stored file into the e-mail.

You may also look at this code which use File stream data from SQL Server: http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/uploadfile/e628d9/inserting-retrieving-images-from-sql-server-database-without-using-stored-procedures/

And this code is similar to the first one: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/10861/Storing-and-Retrieving-Images-from-SQL-Server-usin
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JimiJ13I T ConsultantAuthor Commented:
pcelba,

I will try it and let you know.

Thanks.
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JimiJ13I T ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Great sources provided to help me come up with a solution.
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