* FILE NAME:  Gif2Long.java     TITLE: Import GIF image into LONG RAW column
* AUTHOR:  Ken North, Ken North Computing, LLC
*      This is an example of reading a GIF image and storing it into
*      a LONG RAW using the Oracle thin JDBC driver. 
*      From XML, Java, and Database Magic (Prentice-Hall, 1999)
* Copyright (c) Kendall E. North II, 1999. All rights reserved. Reproduction
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import java.io.*;
import java.sql.*;

class Gif2Long
  public static void main (String args [])
       throws SQLException, ClassNotFoundException, IOException

 			   // load the Oracle driver
    Class.forName ("oracle.jdbc.driver.OracleDriver");
                   	   // define the thin driver connection URL
    String url = "jdbc:oracle:thin:@burns:1521:magic";

                           // connect to data source
    Connection conn = DriverManager.getConnection(url,"north","north2");

			    // Create an SQL statement instance
    Statement stmt = conn.createStatement ();

                            // Create the webimages table
      stmt.execute ("DROP TABLE webimages");
    catch (SQLException e)
		      // Ignore exceptions from DROP TABLE

                     // execute CREATE for webimages table
      ("CREATE TABLE webimages (img_ident VARCHAR2 (64), img_fmt CHAR (5), img_data LONG RAW)");

                                 // Insert data into the img_data column  
    File file = new File ("averye.gif");
    InputStream istr = new FileInputStream ("averye.gif");

                                 // prepare the INSERT into webimages using parameters
    PreparedStatement pstmt = conn.prepareStatement 
      ("INSERT INTO webimages (img_ident, img_fmt, img_data) VALUES (?, ?, ?)");

                                 // use a prepared INSERT for webimages 
    pstmt.setString (1, "AveryE Logo");
    pstmt.setString (2, "GIF");
    pstmt.setBinaryStream (3, istr, (int)file.length ());
    pstmt.execute ();

                                 // close connection and statement   
    if (pstmt != null)

    if (conn != null)