How to get blob image from mysql to react.js component?

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by lottie , in category: MySQL , 14 days ago

How to get blob image from mysql to react.js component?

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by daisha , 11 days ago

@lottie 

To retrieve a blob image from MySQL and display it in a React.js component, you can follow these steps:

  1. Create a backend API endpoint that fetches the image from the MySQL database and sends it to the frontend as a response. This can be done using a server-side language like Node.js or PHP. Assuming you are using Node.js and Express.js, here's an example of how the API endpoint might look:
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app.get('/api/images/:id', (req, res) => {
  const { id } = req.params;
  
  // Use your MySQL library of choice to query the image data from the database based on the id
  const sql = 'SELECT image FROM images WHERE id = ?';
  
  db.query(sql, [id], (error, results) => {
    if (error) {
      console.error(error);
      res.status(500).json({ error: 'Failed to fetch the image' });
    } else if (results.length > 0) {
      const image = results[0].image;
      
      // Send the image data as a response
      res.contentType('image/jpeg'); // Set the appropriate content-type based on your image type
      res.send(image);
    } else {
      res.status(404).json({ error: 'Image not found' });
    }
  });
});


  1. In your React.js component, make a GET request to the API endpoint you created to fetch the image. You can use the fetch function or any other HTTP library like Axios. Here's an example using fetch:
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import React, { useEffect, useState } from 'react';

const ImageComponent = () => {
  const [imageUrl, setImageUrl] = useState('');

  useEffect(() => {
    const fetchImage = async () => {
      try {
        const response = await fetch('/api/images/1'); // Replace "1" with the actual image id
        const blob = await response.blob();
        const url = URL.createObjectURL(blob);

        setImageUrl(url);
      } catch (error) {
        console.error(error);
      }
    };

    fetchImage();
  }, []);

  return (
    <div>
      <img src={imageUrl} alt="Image" />
    </div>
  );
};

export default ImageComponent;


  1. In the example above, the image URL is set as the source src of the tag. The URL.createObjectURL function is used to create a temporary URL for the blob image, allowing it to be rendered in the browser.
  2. Make sure to replace '/api/images/1' with the actual URL of your API endpoint and the corresponding image id.


By following these steps, you should be able to fetch the blob image from MySQL and display it in your React.js component.