Subject RE: [IBO] Blob fields and storing files w/pseudo directory structure
Author Jason Wharton
I don't recommend that you store files in blobs. I do it occasionally but
its awkward and it bloats your database size and makes doing backups slow
and cumbersome.

Jason Wharton

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> Behalf Of jaguarius2003
> Sent: Friday, March 24, 2006 10:25 PM
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> Subject: [IBO] Blob fields and storing files w/pseudo directory
> structure
> 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.
> Jason S Gagnon