Home
DBPix
Download
Order
Testimonials
Support
Tutorials
Samples
KnowledgeBase
Links
Revision History
Documentation
Search
Contact
Site Map

Graph: DBPix image storage vs OLE Embedding and Linking in Microsoft Access


Can I use DBPix with databases such as SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL ?

    
DBPix Image Control 
DBPix Developers Kit
Download V2.0
For Windows XP, 2000,
NT, ME, 98 & 95


Buy Now!

DBPix Resources
Samples
Support
About DBPix


DBPix is entirely independent of the back-end storage provider.

If you're storing images in the database then it must provide a 'Long Binary', 'Blob', 'Variant', 'OLE Object' or equivalent binary field type.

If you're storing the images as external files then at most only a text field is required.

Note that in Microsoft Access the OLE Object field-type is simply a binary field. Although Access uses this field-type to store data using OLE Linking and OLE Embedding, you can also use it to store any raw binary data.

Your front-end will need to support ActiveX controls. Suitable front-end development tools include Microsoft Access Forms (which can be linked to external database sources), Internet Explorer, Visual Basic, Visual C++, and many more.
DBPix data-binding works with Microsoft Access Forms and Reports and with the ADO Data Control in Visual Basic.