February 16th, 2000, 12:44 PM
I need advise. I am working on a messaging system using PHP3 and MySQL. People sign-up and log in and are shown messages sent to them. They are also supposed to receive MS Word attachments. What will be best - if the sender (who also logs onto the system) sends the attachment via the site and PHP saves it in a directory somewhere - and the database will contain a HTTP link to where it is - or "uploading" the entire file into the database. I think the second option is out as it might slow the database down. If this is a silly question please excuse but I am learning still and this message board has already helped me.
Also - which commands can I use to either save the attachment into MySQL or into a directory?
February 17th, 2000, 12:36 AM
I too would like to learn about whether one can insert files into a MySQL database. I need to do this with PDF files.
If anyone has any information, I would be grateful for your sharing.