Android Question Load Database into the ListView

Matteo Granatiero

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I have a database made up of the table: Clothes made up of about 30 records. Each record contains an image (blob).
I would like to load in the listview only the records that contain the word "Jeans" (under column number 2); inside the listview.
This is the code I use to insert in the database :

Private Query As String

'we check if all fields are filled
    If edtBrand.Text = "" Or edtPrezzo.Text = "" Then
        edtBrand.Text = "Nessuno"
    End If
    'convert the image file to a bytes array
        Dim InputStream1 As InputStream
        InputStream1 = File.OpenInput(File.DirRootExternal, "BetaImage.jpg")
        Dim OutputStream1 As OutputStream
        File.Copy2(InputStream1, OutputStream1)
        Dim Buffer() As Byte
        Buffer = OutputStream1.ToBytesArray
        Query ="INSERT INTO Clothes VALUES ('" & univoco & " - " & name & "','" & spnCategoria.SelectedItem & "','" & spnColore.SelectedItem & "','" & spnEvento.SelectedItem & "','" & spnStagione.SelectedItem & "','" & spnTaglia.SelectedItem & "','" & edtBrand.Text & "','" & edtPrezzo.Text & "'," & " ?" & ")"
        SQL1.ExecNonQuery2(Query,Array As Object (Buffer))


Licensed User
Another approach to storing images is to save them as regular files, and just store the image filename in the database.

Upside is simplicity and ease of debugging: you can browse the images with whatever file manager your OS provides, and you can reasonably load the database into Excel or whatever.

Downsides are: copying a database is now more than just copying one file, and harder to use over a network connection (although with some intelligent management, it could also be quicker, if the image files are stored (ie: cached) locally).

Matteo Granatiero

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Sub carica
    Dim Cursor1 As Cursor
    Dim descrizione As String
    Cursor1 = SQL1.ExecQuery2("SELECT * FROM Vestiti WHERE Categoria = ?", Array As String("Jeans"))
For i=0 To Cursor1.RowCount-1
        Dim Buffer() As Byte
        Buffer = Cursor1.GetBlob("Immagine")
        Dim InputStream1 As InputStream
        InputStream1.InitializeFromBytesArray(Buffer, 0, Buffer.Length)
        Dim Bitmap1 As Bitmap

        descrizione =Cursor1.GetString("Colore") & CRLF
        descrizione= descrizione & Cursor1.GetString("Evento") & CRLF
        descrizione=descrizione & Cursor1.GetString("Stagione") & CRLF
        descrizione =descrizione & Cursor1.GetString("Taglia") & CRLF
        descrizione=descrizione & Cursor1.GetString("Brand") & CRLF
        descrizione=descrizione & Cursor1.GetString("Prezzo") & CRLF
        ListView1.AddTwoLinesAndBitmap("",CRLF & descrizione,Bitmap1)
End Sub
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