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  • sketches/drawings in database form

    I am employed in a local government agency (regulatory) and our staff performs various inspections. One of the inspections requires a drawing or sketch. I am interested in developing an app in-house and would like to know if there is a database field type that would accept a drawing with stylus (longBLOB?) or would I need to use a separate program and add as an attachment. I would like to develop forms for tablet/mobile use. New to database design, so any information would be appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: sketches/drawings in database form

    I am fairly certain the signature control would allow you to doodle all you want then hit submit...not sure it is exactly what you would want though as it is not a "drawing tool"
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


    • #3
      Re: sketches/drawings in database form

      I will try this to see how it works. I guess do not really need as drawing tool, just basic sketch. Thank you for your help!


      • #4
        Re: sketches/drawings in database form

        My guess is you will think its really difficult to draw anything, lol
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at what was I saying?"


        • #5
          Re: sketches/drawings in database form


          My client does regulatory inspections up in the oil patch in Canada, so as long as you are not a competitor, I'd be happy to discuss what we've done...maybe get you off on the right foot.

          Feel free to send me a private message.

          Pat Bremkamp
          MindKicks Consulting


          • #6
            Re: sketches/drawings in database form

            Thanks for offer. I sent you an email to describe the type inspections performed. Look forward to hearing from you. Thanks again.


            • #7
              Re: sketches/drawings in database form


              You don't need to store an image in the actual database. You can save that image in the HD and have a pointer to that image in your table. A pointer like D:\A5V12Webroot\Avis\DocUpload\Drw1.Png. When you ran the report that image will be loaded on the fly.


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