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INSERT file path/URL into table
Posted by: Simon Rodgers
Date: July 25, 2011 09:58AM

Hi there. Here's the scenario:

I have a couple folders on images stored in Amazon AWS cloud storage. I can access each image with a URL. I want to store the URL for each image in a mySQL DB, which is also located in the cloud, at Amazon.

I have found many PHP scripts for inserting the image URL into the DB, but I am creating the DB using MySQL Query Browser, not PHP. So my question is, what is the MySQL correct syntax to insert a URL into a table. I have been using this:

INSERT INTO image_test

The datatype for the URL is VARCHAR.

This seems to be working, but I am having trouble retrieving the image. To retrieve I am using a PHP script as follows:

header('Content-type: image/JPG');

//connection vars

mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass) or die("Can not connect to database: ".mysql_error());

mysql_select_db($dbname) or die("Can not select the database: ".mysql_error());  

$query = mysql_query("SELECT * FROM image_test WHERE pid=2");
$row = mysql_fetch_array($query);
$content = $row['image_url'];

fopen($content, "r");

I have also tried varies other ways of opening the URL, such as:

echo "<img src='$row['image_url']';>"


<img src="<?php echo $row['image_url'] ?>">



None of which have worked. I am not sure if the issue is with uploading the URL, or retrieving it, so I want to post on here, to ensure I am starting out correctly with the URL insert.

Any hints, tips, or a good tutorial would be appreciated, thanks.

EDIT-- I have been doing some more testing, and found the the issue seems to be, the insert method I am using is not putting the full URL in the DB. I inserted a few rows, then queried what was there, and here are the results:

pid image_url

As you can see, the image names are missing. What could be causing this?

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/25/2011 10:16AM by Simon Rodgers.

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