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Java Servlet (3.0): How can I access multipart encoded content provided by a http post request?

Dennis Guse

At the last friday i stood right before a tricky problem: How can I save a image provided via HTTP post into a database? I had three problems:

The first one was easy, just create a html form add a input field (type=’file’) and a submit button.

The second one cost me one day. And it was really simple: Just place the @MultipartConfig annotation at the class definition of the servlet and use HTTPRequest.getPart[s]() methods to access the data as an inputstream.

The last part was straight forward: use a InputStreamReader to copy the data into a byte[] and add @Lob byte[] field to the entity class.

Because I use MySQL it was necessary to change the columnt type from TEXT to MEDIUMBLOB.