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Storing image file in database and retrieving in Visual Basic

My questions are as follows: 1) How do I store an image file in an Oracle database table? 2) I then need to retrieve that image to a form in Visual Basic. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.

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To store an image file in an Oracle table, you will need to define a column in that table with the BLOB datatype. The Binary Large Object (BLOB) datatype can store any binary data including image files, sound files, documents or anything else. This Oracle documentation shows a lot of information on BLOBs.

Pay close attention to Chapter 6 as it contains specific information on Visual Basic.

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This was first published in May 2006

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