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retrieve image from directory

Postby evelyn1209 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:03 pm

I uploaded my images in the folder, do I need to create a table in the database?

Is it possible I retrieve the data from database with the image ?


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Re: retrieve image from directory

Postby egami » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:59 am

What is it that you are trying to do?
I don't recommend storing images inside a db.. only the image name.

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Re: retrieve image from directory

Postby Imranertaza » Mon Feb 21, 2011 7:31 am

What do you want to do in the project. Let make us understood and give your PHP and MYSQL code to get the perfect answer.


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Re: retrieve image from directory

Postby Nullsig » Tue Feb 22, 2011 9:39 am

What they are trying to say is:

The recommended method for this is to store all of your images in a folder on your server for this example we will use a folder called "images" just inside your public_html folder

Now store just the file name (preferably with the extension unless you are only using one image type) into a field in your database

Lastly, you want to query for the image's file name and insert it into either a relative url:
<img src='/images/$filename'>

or into a fully qualified url:
<img src='http://www.<host>.com/images/$filename'>

Now if you are trying to use an image to query a database you can still do that, but you would need to get the image's file name and query based on that.

If you meant that you want to use an Image File as a query variable... you shouldn't do that.

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