I'm now using Visual Basic to develop an archive system that can scan papers and keep them inside the file server. My question is can I do this in Oracle and save the images inside the database?
If you're using Oracle 8i and above, there is a DBMS package called DBMS_LOB to handle all interactions with images, documents and all kinds of unstructured data.
You can extract the binary data of the image into a long variable in VB AND use DBMS_LOB and an update to put it inside the database.
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