Saving documents to SQL
I hope that you are keeping well!
I am no longer as active as I should be on Omnis. I do however need to
support a handful of clients from time to time. So it has come that I need
to potentially develop new functionality for one client.
Here is what led to the request from the client. For years now they have
used the system to ‘attach’ documents to accounts. These attachments where
effectively a copy of the selected document, copying that document over to
a pre-define directory on a file server and saving that location to a SQL
So if the client wanted to view the document, the system would find the
location in the DB, open that location on the server and then open the
This worked fine for several years. However it seems that a document in a
directory on a file server is not as reliable as one wants it to be and
files gets deleted (malicious or otherwise) and this in turn breaks the
link in the DB. (PS: the backup strategy is not great).
Now the request. Instead of saving this document to disk, I need to now
save it to a SQL DB.
The client is using $tudio 5.1 on Windows with MS SQL Backend.
I know it is possible to do it, but I have no idea how to :
1. Insert it into SQL with Omnis
2. ‘Read’ it from SQL with Omnis and then to open it with whatever default
reader is on the client pc, i.e. MSWord, Excel, PDF, etc.
Any pointers (even to previous posts) will be highly appreciated!
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