This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum.
We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line!
See this thread for details.
The moose likes JSF and the fly likes save image in database or in server directory Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » JSF
Bookmark "save image in database or in server directory" Watch "save image in database or in server directory" New topic

save image in database or in server directory

simon tifo

Joined: Mar 19, 2013
Posts: 2
I have a field image in my product table and class and I 'd like to ask you which is better : save the image in the database or in one directory in the server

if the second case is the best, please explain me more how to manage it (I never had the opportunity to meet this case)
Tim Holloway
Saloon Keeper

Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17038

People argue over that. It depends on a lot of things. There's no "right or wrong", just what works best for you.

When you upload an (image) file, the data is stored in the server in a local cache where it can be accessed as an input stream. Your application code can then copy the data stream to a database BLOB or it can create a file on the server's filesystem and copy the data into that file. The file can be located anywhere you wish, as long as you don't copy it into your WAR's directories or into the webapp server's directories.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link:
subject: save image in database or in server directory
It's not a secret anymore!