1 Reply Latest reply on May 25, 2012 12:09 PM by MorkAfur

    Extracting Images from Container Fields Using Java/JDBC - Examples?



      Extracting Images from Container Fields Using Java/JDBC - Examples?


      I am trying to get a test JPG image out of a FMP 12 Container field using Java.

      I'm treating the container field as a Blob type, but the code isn't working.

      The basic logic is here.

           // returns 1 row with image:

          String sql = "SELECT  GetAs(Picture, 'JPEG' ) as image FROM customer\n" +
                          "  where Services like '%Delivery%'  and name = 'Mike'";

                  PreparedStatement stmt = connection.prepareStatement(sql);
                  ResultSet rs = stmt.executeQuery();

                   Blob blob = rs.getBlob(1); 
                   bytesToWrite  = blob.getBytes(1, (int) blob.length());

                  if (rs.next())




      The basic error is:

      Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException
          at com.filemaker.jdbc3.J3ResultSet.getBlob(Unknown Source)


      This is standard boilerplate Java logic that should work.

      The same query inside a database explorer returns data so I'm thinking it's that Blob isn't the right type of object to use above. Not sure, since no examples, however.

      I've looked at the ODBC/JDBC reference for FMP 12, but there are zero examples of extracting container fields other than in a query, which doesn't match my current need.

      Look forward to any suggestions.


      -- m