Subject Re: [IBO] Blob fields and storing files w/pseudo directory structure
Author Helen Borrie
At 04:25 PM 25/03/2006, you wrote:
>Hi All,
>I am trying to add a document mangement system to my application that
>store files in a blob and then presents a list (through a list box or
>drop down) that allows you to select a file and view it (after
>probably extractingto a temp folder).
>Can anyone direct me to information on how I might accomplish this in
>IBO? I dont simply want to store one file, I want to store multiple
>files in a BLOB with a pseudo directory structure and be able to
>retrieve one at will.
>I havent worked much with blobs before, so any help would be
>appreciated. The TIB_OLEContainer is a nice component but it doesnt
>suit my needs as it is only for a single file.

Storing multiple files per blob doesn't seem feasible to me. The
database would have no way to determine when one file ended and the
next one began.