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Selecting part of an image and storing it in an ODBC data source

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Hello!

What I need to do is this:

"On the fly"....

1. Select part of an image provided by the user (i.e. define a
thumbnail)
2. Store this 'thumbnail' in an OLE field in an ODBC database (created
in Access 2000)
3. Be able to retrieve this thumbnail from the OLE field at a later
date and display it.

I realise that this is quite an involved problem but I would be very
grateful for any parts of the solution, if not all, as I am currently
new at php...

Thanks very much!

Al
Jul 17 '05 #1
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On 20 Sep 2004 07:12:22 -0700, al**************@gmail.com (Al Findlay)
wrote:
What I need to do is this:

"On the fly"....

1. Select part of an image provided by the user (i.e. define a
thumbnail)
2. Store this 'thumbnail' in an OLE field in an ODBC database (created
in Access 2000)
3. Be able to retrieve this thumbnail from the OLE field at a later
date and display it.

I realise that this is quite an involved problem but I would be very
grateful for any parts of the solution, if not all, as I am currently
new at php...


I fear you may find you're not going to get very far asking for
solutions like this. Most people have spent a great deal of time
*learning* PHP for themselves, and get a bit annoyed when people turn
up and say "I want to do XYZ... how do I do it?"

The PHP website is very good for finding your way around the language,
and the O'Reilly PHP books are very good to get you started.

Jonathan Beckett (jo********@pluggedout.com)
working on : http://www.pluggedout.com/penpals
Jul 17 '05 #2

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Jon Beckett <jo**********@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message news:<35********************************@4ax.com>. ..
On 20 Sep 2004 07:12:22 -0700, al**************@gmail.com (Al Findlay)
wrote:
I fear you may find you're not going to get very far asking for
solutions like this. Most people have spent a great deal of time
*learning* PHP for themselves, and get a bit annoyed when people turn
up and say "I want to do XYZ... how do I do it?"


True - this is why I said part of the solution would also be
appreciated. I've always found learning by an example that gets
striaght to the point a lot easier than trawling through books and
tutorials.

Maybe I'm just lazy ;)

Al
Jul 17 '05 #3

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I noticed that Message-ID:
<ee*************************@posting.google.com> from Al Findlay
contained the following:
1. Select part of an image provided by the user (i.e. define a
thumbnail)
Where will it be defined? Will it be the same for each one? Simple
resizing is quite easy.
2. Store this 'thumbnail' in an OLE field in an ODBC database (created
in Access 2000)
No need. Save it as a file and simply put the file name in the
database.

Also...you'll find that the lack of a LIMIT command can make the SQL
more complicated. Consider MySql and phpMyadmin.
3. Be able to retrieve this thumbnail from the OLE field at a later
date and display it.


Simply retrieve the filename as a variable, stick it into an <img> tag
and Robert is your mother's brother.

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