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Storing a PDF File as an Image?

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I'm saving a PDF file in a SQL Server DB. The column in the Table is defined as varbinary(MAX). I was wondering if the PDF can be stored as an Image DataType? If so, which is more efficient to do? Is there a better way altogether?

If you could provide a code example in VB.Net, I would appreciate it!

Thanks!
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I usually just store the files location in a regular varchar column. Just be sure to store the full path (the full UNC is of course preferable).
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Your VB program can then use the path's string value (eg. using the IO namespace...ie. IO.File.Open).

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I already know how to do this. This isn't related to my question.
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Thanks David...that's more what I was looking for!
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Glad to help Blake!

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