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I have a situation in which data (mostly images) is stored in a BLOB. As you know data in BLOB are guid like which I cannot relate to any file. My question is, is there a way by which I can extract the real path, file name etc of that particular BLOB. The idea behind this question is to create an extra table in which I will list the blob values and associate with them the file name etc... EXAMPLE:

BLOB Value1| ASCII Value1|BLOB Value2| ASCII Value2|BLOB Value3|ASCII Value3
1123123    |  C:\        | 324234    | picture     |345345453  | .jpg

Please note I am a newbie in this area just finished installing my first BLOB

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What is the purpose behind the table? Accessing the BLOB data directly outside of the SP API is not supported.

That being said, MS has a sample RBS implementation and details how it works which may help you out.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc905212(v=sql.100).aspx

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thanks for your answer, basically i need to create an xml file with data of blob and real data, basically imagine the table above in xml. –  IanCian Jul 14 '11 at 13:55
    
@IanCian As @JesusShelby has said, accessing BLOB data directly outside of the API is not supported. –  Alex Angas Jul 14 '11 at 23:23
    
Hi there can you please help me and give me some examples, useful links for me to understand this API in order to be able to get the content in a database + blob information –  IanCian Jul 15 '11 at 7:29
    
Example: I want to make a C# application which reads information from the content_database of sharepoint and read the blob data as well in order to display it outside of sharepoint –  IanCian Jul 15 '11 at 7:53
    
I don't think you will find any specific examples. Here are more examples of the RBS provider: sqlrbs.codeplex.com –  Jesus Shelby Jul 15 '11 at 12:41

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