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storing /retrieving blob data from SQL2000

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I'm using SQL2000 database server .I want to store a file in database.What should be the field type for storing a file?
Also i would like to store/retrieve this file to/from the database using java.
Can someone help?
thanks in advance
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hi ther,,,
hope this code wil help u
import java.sql.*;
import java.io.*;
import oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver;

class DemoDataBaseTest {

public static void main(String args[]){

Connection con = null;
PreparedStatement pstmt;
ResultSet rs;
Blob blob = null;


DriverManager.registerDriver(new OracleDriver());
con = DriverManager.getConnection("jdbc racle:thin:@","scott","tiger");

Statement stmt = con.createStatement();
pstmt = con.prepareStatement("insert into temp values(?,?)");


File file = new File("apache_pb.gif");

//File file = new File("Part.java");

pstmt.setBinaryStream(2,new FileInputStream(file),(int)file.length());

int i = pstmt.executeUpdate();

System.out.println( "the execution succeeds");

String strqry = "select * from temp";

rs = stmt.executeQuery(strqry);


i = rs.getInt(1);
blob = rs.getBlob(2);

System.out.println("Values Retreived Successfully");

} else {

System.out.println("Cannot Retreive Values from database");


InputStream is = blob.getBinaryStream();

FileOutputStream fos = new FileOutputStream("apache_pb2.gif");

int c=0;

while((c = is.read()) != -1){



}catch(Exception e){





using the above program u can store/retreive any type of file... any database....

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