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storing/retreiving images using mySQL and Perl

storing/retreiving images using mySQL and Perl

storing/retreiving images using mySQL and Perl

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Hi,

Im wondering where I can get more inforamtion on how to store and retreive images in a mySQL database using SQL from
within Perl scripts. Is this something that is wise, or would it be better to store the images/binary info directly on the web
server and then have a URL that points to the image in the database? Does anyone know of a tutorial that shows how to
upload images and other binary data into a mySQL database and then retreive them? Thanks for any help!

mike

Mike Judkins
mikej@1185design.com
http://www.1185design.com
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RE: storing/retreiving images using mySQL and Perl

Definitely better to simply store the image as a file on the server and save the URL as the record. Actually I don't even save the full URL most of the time. I simply record the filename as a number, without an extension, so the records are small, and I let my PHP script handle the URL. As long as your script decides where the files are saved, the only thing the database needs to know is the filename, or even just part of it (---.jpg)

Since my experience is with PHP, i'm not sure just how it would work with Perl, but it's probably fairly simple.

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