Retrieve image from database using Servlet

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Retrieve image from database using Servlet

In this example we will show you how to develop a Servlet that connects to the MySQL database and retrieves the image from the table.

In this example we will show you how to develop a Servlet that connects to the MySQL database and retrieves the image from the table.

Retrieve image from database using Servlet

     

In this example we will show you how to develop a Servlet that connects to the MySQL database and retrieves the image from the table. After completing this tutorial you will be able to develop program for your java based applications that retrieves the image from database. You can use this type of program to retrieve the employee image in HR application. In case social networking site you can save the user's photo in database and then retrieve the photo for display.

Our Servlet connects to the MySQL database and then retrieves the saved password. Here is the structure of MySQL table used in this program.

In this example the Image field will be blob and access by image id.

How to Compile Servlet program

1. Save your file same name as class name.

2. Map your servlet in web.xml file.

3. Open Command Prompt and give appropriate path of your class file.

4.  Compile your servlet class file by using javac file_name.java .

5. Run your program on the Browser by url-pattern which is define in web.xml file.

MySql Table Structure:

CREATE TABLE `pictures` (
`id` int(11) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`image` blob,
PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
)

Here is the Example: 

import java.sql.*;
import java.io.*;
import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.*;

public class DisplayImage extends  HttpServlet{
  public void doGet(HttpServletRequest request, HttpServletResponse 
  response
throws ServletException, IOException{
  //PrintWriter pw = response.getWriter();
  String connectionURL = "jdbc:mysql://192.168.10.59:3306/example";
  java.sql.Connection con=null;
  try{  
  Class.forName("com.mysql.jdbc.Driver").newInstance();
  con=DriverManager.getConnection(connectionURL,"root","root");  
  Statement st1=con.createStatement();
  ResultSet rs1 = st1.executeQuery("select image from"+
   " pictures where id='5'"
);
  String imgLen="";
  if(rs1.next()){
  imgLen = rs1.getString(1);
  System.out.println(imgLen.length());
  }  
  rs1 = st1.executeQuery
  (
"select image from pictures where id='5'");
  if(rs1.next()){
  int len = imgLen.length();
  byte [] rb = new byte[len];
  InputStream readImg = rs1.getBinaryStream(1);
  int index=readImg.read(rb, 0, len);  
  System.out.println("index"+index);
  st1.close();
  response.reset();
  response.setContentType("image/jpg");
  response.getOutputStream().write(rb,0,len);
  response.getOutputStream().flush();  
  }
  }
  catch (Exception e){
  e.printStackTrace();
  }
  }
}

Output:

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