i am using the primefaces fileupload widget, so users can upload attatchment files. right now, i save the files on the filesystem and i persist the path to the file in the database.

is there a way to save files as BLOB in relational database?

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asked 26.05.2016 at 16:59

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Yes, it's possible, e.g. by using JPA (aka Ivy Persistence). You have to write the JPA class by yourself (instead of using the persistence editor) so that you can use the @Lob annotation on the field.

BUT: If there is no real requirement (e.g. transaction support) to store files in the database, the filesystem is a good choice. It’s a common question, the question is-it-a-bad-practice-to-store-large-files-10-mb-in-a-database on stackexchange could help.


answered 31.05.2016 at 12:59

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