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How do I store and retrieve the PDF document from the DataBase?


Essential Pdf does provide support for reading and writing Pdf documents from or to the System.IO.Stream. We can store this pdf document stream in to the database as binary object in the database.


// Store the PDF document in DataBase

//Initialize a stream

MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();

// Save the document to stream


// Retrieve and display the stream in PDFformat

OleDbDataReader Reader = command.ExecuteReader();

 byte[] PdfFile = (byte[]) Reader[1];

Stream strm = new MemoryStream(PdfFile);

using (FileStream fstream = new FileStream("sample.pdf", FileMode.OpenOrCreate, FileAccess.ReadWrite))


fstream.Write(PdfFile, 0, PdfFile.Length);



' Store the PDF document in DataBase

'Initialize a stream

Dim stream As MemoryStream = New MemoryStream()

' Save the document to stream


' Retrieve and display the stream in PDFformat

Dim Reader As OleDbDataReader = command.ExecuteReader()

Dim PdfFile As Byte() = CType(Reader(1), Byte())

Dim strm As Stream = New MemoryStream(PdfFile)

Using fstream As FileStream = New FileStream("sample.pdf", FileMode.OpenOrCreate, FileAccess.ReadWrite)

fstream.Write(PdfFile, 0, PdfFile.Length)

End Using

Please do find the sample from the below specified location,


Article ID: Published Date: Last Revised Date: Platform: Control:
889 04/30/2011 07/10/2014 Windows Forms PDF
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tomer Dec 23, 2016
1.Link to demo is broken
2.code for saving the pdf is missing
2.The type of column in the db table is not specified

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