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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Images
Date: Jan 26 1999 2:26PM

>>>>> "Mike" == Mike Prinsen  writes:

Mike> Is there a method of getting
Mike> images from the database or is it best to just store the path
Mike> and then retrieve them from disk?  Any comments would be
Mike> helpful.

You can use a straight select to retrieve images from the database. Or 
you can use dbreadtext() (DBlib) or ct_get_data() (CTlib) to read
specific TEXT or IMAGE columns.

Note that when using straight SELECTs with CTlib IMAGE datatypes are
returned as Hex strings rather than binary data (TEXT datatypes are
returned as-is). You can convert back to raw data using:

$binary = pack("H*", $hex_string);

Michael
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