How to use blob in codeigniter?

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by daisha , in category: PHP Frameworks , 5 months ago

How to use blob in codeigniter?

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by domenico , 5 months ago

@daisha 

To use Blob in CodeIgniter, you can follow these steps:

  1. Load the database library in your controller or model:
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$this->load->database();


  1. Create a table in your database with a column of type BLOB to store the Blob data.
  2. Convert your file data into a Blob object before storing it in the database. You can use the file_get_contents() function to read the file contents and then use base64_encode() to encode it into a Blob object.
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$fileData = file_get_contents('path/to/file');
$blobData = base64_encode($fileData);


  1. Insert the Blob data into the database using the CodeIgniter's query builder:
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$data = array(
    'blob_column' => $blobData
);

$this->db->insert('table_name', $data);


  1. Retrieve the Blob data from the database by querying the table:
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$query = $this->db->get('table_name');
$result = $query->row();

$blobData = $result->blob_column;
$fileData = base64_decode($blobData);


  1. Finally, write the Blob data to a file:
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file_put_contents('path/to/new_file', $fileData);


Note: Replace path/to/file and path/to/new_file with actual paths to your file.


That's it! You have successfully used Blob in CodeIgniter.