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A tool for saving files to and from a postgresql db BYTEA table.
"""A tool for saving files to and from a postgresql db.
import os
import sys
import argparse
import psycopg2
db_conn_str = "postgresql://username:password@localhost:5432/dbname"
create_table_stm = """
id serial primary key,
orig_filename text not null,
file_data bytea not null
def main(argv):
parser = argparse.ArgumentParser()
parser_action = parser.add_mutually_exclusive_group(required=True)
parser_action.add_argument("--store", action='store_const', const=True, help="Load an image from the named file and save it in the DB")
parser_action.add_argument("--fetch", type=int, help="Fetch an image from the DB and store it in the named file, overwriting it if it exists. Takes the database file identifier as an argument.", metavar='42')
parser.add_argument("filename", help="Name of file to write to / fetch from")
args = parser.parse_args(argv[1:])
conn = psycopg2.connect(db_conn_str)
curs = conn.cursor()
with open(args.filename,'rb') as f:
filedata =
curs.execute("INSERT INTO files(id, orig_filename, file_data) VALUES (DEFAULT,%s,%s) RETURNING id", (args.filename, filedata))
returned_id = curs.fetchone()[0]
print("Stored {0} into DB record {1}".format(args.filename, returned_id))
elif args.fetch is not None:
with open(args.filename,'wb') as f:
curs.execute("SELECT file_data, orig_filename FROM files WHERE id = %s", (int(args.fetch),))
(file_data, orig_filename) = curs.fetchone()
print("Fetched {0} into file {1}; original filename was {2}".format(args.fetch, args.filename, orig_filename))
if __name__ == '__main__':

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@Devnoob876 Devnoob876 commented Nov 21, 2020

Dude you saved me i was finding this thanks a lot!!!!!

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