[dba-SQLServer] Upload documents with MSAccess FE

Jim Lawrence jlawrenc1 at shaw.ca
Thu Dec 21 15:55:13 CST 2006

Hi Stephen:

My recommendation is to just store a pointer to the PDF files and store
these objects in their own separate directory somewhere on the server. This
is much safer, less complex and faster.

Just a recommendation.

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[mailto:dba-sqlserver-bounces at databaseadvisors.com] On Behalf Of Steve Zayko
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 12:46 PM
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Subject: [dba-SQLServer] Upload documents with MSAccess FE

I am trying to develop a system where Adobe pdf documents are stored in
a SQL server database.  The method I am using to "store" the files is an
MSAccess front end.  I have an unbound form with an Object Frame and a
few other text boxes for extraneous information.  I try to place the pdf
document in the object frame with the menu command Insert/Object and
then run an SQL script to append the object (and other data fields) to
the destination table in the SQL database.  
The trouble I am having is that the field in the destination table is
"Image(16)".  Every object I append to the table in the method described
above fills the entire memory space allotted for that field.  Thus a
20Kb pdf file will become a 5+ Mb object once in the field.  
I don't need to know the mechanics of why this is happening.  I just was
wondering if there were others who have experienced this (or similar)
issue and what can I do to fix it.
Thanks in advance for you assistance.
Should I cross post this to AccessD list?
Stephen R. Zayko PE
SECOR International Inc
2321 Club Meridian Drive Ste E
Okemos, MI 48864
(517) 349-9499 ext 224
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