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I wonder if anyone can help with a question regarding attachments in Metastorm:

Attachments are currently stored in the eAttachment table as BLOBs (which I think is the typical configuration).

Is it possible to move the attachments to a UNC Network Share and replace the BLOB in the eAttachment table with the UNC path to the file?

The main reason for wanting to do this is to reduce the size of our Metastorm database, which is growing rapidly each week.

We are currently running Metastorm BPM v7.6.

Thanks in advance,


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You can retrieve the attachments. We have done this using the Free flow toolkit, but it is also possible using a Metastorm process. It is a lengthy process, so needs to be batched into segments, typically.

As for replacing the BLOB with a URL, I have not tried that. In theory, you could generate an HTML document containing a link to the file and replace the attachment with this file, I guess. Would that work?

I would have considered creating a generic process to do this in Metastorm, but as I've said elsewhere, we are not creating any more Metastorm solutions because we are concentrating on other development. If you wanted to throw some money at us, we would be happy to do this, however. Email me if this is an option.

Post an example, and we will have a much better idea what the problem is. In about 90% of posts, the problem is one of communication. Examples bridge that gap.
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