So how are attachments stored in a geodatabase exactly?

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01-07-2014 08:19 AM
PaulStephenson
Occasional Contributor III
Just wondering if there is anyone out there who has a relatively simple answer to the question of how exactly attachments are stored as 'blobs' in a geodatabase table?

Paul
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MichaelVolz
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Why are you interested in knowing how attachments are stored as BLOBs?

Would you by any chance have files (e.g. images) stored in BLOB fields in a non-GIS database that you would like to access in GIS without having to save these files again in a GIS database in a BLOB field to eliminate data duplication?
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PaulStephenson
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Was actually just curious. A look into BLOB files explained the why anyhow.

It would however be very useful to access them in GIS from outside without duplicating.

Thanks!

Paul
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