How to upload files (stored on SQL) to web server?

Hi Experts,

I got files stored on SQL server db. I would like to be able to upload them onto web server.

I know how to retrieve th! em, but not sure how to upload them to web server. Please help. Thanks so much.

Below are codes for retrieving file info from sql server:

Dim strFileName As String = Quote.GetQuoteFileByQuoteFileID(CInt(selectedQuoteFileID)).Tables(0).Rows(0).Item("QuoteFileName")
Dim strFileType As String = Quote.GetQuoteFileByQuoteFileID(CInt(selectedQuoteFileID)).Tables(0).Rows(0).Item("QuoteFileType")
Dim strFileSize As Integer = Quote.GetQuoteFileByQuoteFileID(CInt(selectedQuoteFileID)).Tables(0).Rows(0).Item("QuoteFileSize")
Dim strFileData As Byte() = Quote.GetQuoteFileByQuoteFileID(CInt(selectedQuoteFileID)).Tables(0).Rows(0).Item("QuoteFileData")

I tried this, but got "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." error.

Dim sSavePath = "~/TempEmailAttachment/"

Dim myFile As HttpPostedFile

Dim myData() As Byte = New Byte(strFileSize) {}

myFile.InputStream.Read(myData, 0, strFileSize)

Dim newFile As System.IO.FileStream = New System.IO.FileStream(Server.MapPath(sSavePath + strFileName), System.IO.FileMode.Create)

newFile.Write(myData, 0, myData.Length)



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 uuthanh wrote:
I tried this, but got "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." error.

Getting this error usually means you forgot the New keyword somewhere. Do you also know where, on which line, the error occurs?

Also take a look at this article: Uploading In ASP.NET

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4/28/2005 8:43:20 PM

it does not explicitly tell which line contains errors. Here's my error page.

Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. 

Stack Trace:

[NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.]
   SalesOpp.ConvertToOrderGO.btnSaveFile_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) +629
   System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e) +108
   System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +57
   System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument) +18
   System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData) +33
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +1292


4/28/2005 8:53:03 PM

Few days ago I had written a function for uploading files to webserver.In this code I had also checked the filetypes and dimensions of file to be uploaded.As I had to allow only images thats y I had type the types that images usually have and alo checked the height width of it.U can modify it according to ur requirement and it wirks fine as I am using it.

private void UploadFile()


//File1 is name of HTML  File control used to browse and select file

if (File1.PostedFile !=null && File1.Value!=string.Empty) //Checking for valid file


string StrFileName = File1.PostedFile.FileName.Substring(File1.PostedFile.FileName.LastIndexOf("\\") + 1) ;

string StrFileType = File1.PostedFile.ContentType.ToLower();

if(StrFileType!="image/bmp" && StrFileType!="image/gif" && StrFileType!="image/pjpeg" && StrFileType!="image/jpeg")


this.strError = "File format not supported.Please select image of type bmp,jpg or gif!";




//Create an image object from the uploaded file

System.Drawing.Image UploadedImage = System.Drawing.Image.FromStream(File1.PostedFile.InputStream);

//Determine width and height of uploaded image

float UploadedImageWidth = UploadedImage.PhysicalDimension.Width;

float UploadedImageHeight = UploadedImage.PhysicalDimension.Height;

//Check that image does not exceed maximum dimension settings

if (UploadedImageWidth > 551 || UploadedImageHeight > 112)


this.strError = "This image is too big - please resize it!";




int IntFileSize =File1.PostedFile.ContentLength;

if (IntFileSize >=0)


string pathstore = "../Business/images/"+StrFileName;







It works weel.Feel free to asl more...

4/29/2005 9:20:12 AM

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