[Gambas-user] Q:how to save a file.png into Postgresql
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Fri Aug 29 07:35:03 CEST 2008
richard terry wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2008 02:24:14 pm Stephen Bungay wrote:
>> Just because something can be done one has to ask the question should
>> it be done?
> Thanks stephen for your reply.
> This is a mission-critical database - its an updated version of my medical
> records program which I've used for 10 years, I'm re-writing for linux.
> Mission-critical and medico-legal.
> The files are only 2k each for simple sketches, larger of course when I get
> around to saving photo's of skin lesions. In my old program I did exactly as
> you say - stored the name/path of the files, but in this one I want to (at
> least attempt) to save the file into the database for back-up purposes. Daily
> database backups are probably less likely to lose data than files exposed to
> the native file-system with inadvertant deletion possible.
> I have looked at the bytea - I just cannot interpret how to use it, or to know
> how to start in gambas.
Yet another unhelpful post :-(
If it is medical, why not go all the way and use DICOM? There are heaps
of open source toolkits around.
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