On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 6:09 AM, Brian Wolf <..hidden..>
What is the best way to insert an associated photo in the file_part
table? Meaning, is there a way of duplicating the upload feature?
We don't have a tool right now but one could be easily written. It's not base-64 but you don't have to worry about escaping if you use our object model.
The easiest thing to do would be to create a small perl script that would import the files to the database, using what we have in scripts/file.pl
as a starting point. There are a few framework gotchas that will be eliminated in 1.4 in this area, but for now I think most of the code would be a little bit of boilerplate.
The larger issue is likely to be interface design, to be honest.
Take a look at the section for Bytea:
mypic = open('picture.png', 'rb').read()
curs.execute("insert into blobs (file) values (%s)",
Our stored procedure is file__attach_part (you can look at this in pgAdmin).
If you'd like more help on this side, the development list might be better.