|Oracle® interMedia Java Classes Reference
10g Release 1 (10.1)
Part Number B10830-01
This chapter contains reference information for the oracle.ord.im.OrdImage class.
The OrdImage class is used to represent an instance of the ORDSYS.ORDImage database type in a Java application. The OrdImage class includes a set of methods to get and set various object attributes, as well as a set of methods to perform various operations on an OrdImage Java object.
Almost all methods operate on the attributes of the OrdImage Java object in the application. The exceptions are those methods that access the image data for read or write purposes, which are described in the following list:
Methods that operate on the database BLOB specified by the localData attribute, read and write data stored in the database BLOB.
Methods that operate on the database BFILE specified by the srcLocation and srcName attributes when the srcType attribute is "file," read data from the specified file.
Methods that operate on the URL specified by the srcType, srcLocation, and srcName attributes when the srcType attribute is "http," read data from the resource at the specified URL.
If your application modifies the OrdImage Java object, or the image data in the database, you must update the ORDImage SQL object in the database to make those changes permanent.
Some methods in the OrdImage Java class are handed off to a database source plug-in for processing; these methods have
byte [ ] [ ] ctx as a context parameter. Applications should allocate a 64-byte array to hold any context information that may be required by a source plug-in. For example, a plug-in may initialize the context information in one call and use that information in a subsequent call. For most plug-ins, 64 bytes should be sufficient. Some user-defined plug-ins may need additional space. The following example shows how to allocate a plug-in context information array:
byte   ctx = new byte;
Note:In the current release, no Oracle-supplied source plug-ins maintain context. Also, not all user-written source plug-ins maintain context. However, if you include the context parameter as described, your application should work with any current or future source plug-ins.
See Oracle interMedia Reference for more information about plug-ins.