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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Storing large formatted documents

    I am developing a resume storage system, and don't know the best way to store the resumes that come in to our company in both MS Word and text files. Should I store the files in the original format they come in, and reference the file name in the databse that points to a directory where they are stored, or should I store the text of the resumes directy in the database. There are 2 things that I must follow.

    1: I need to have the documents keep their formatting.
    2: I also need the capibility of conducting a full text search to pull out key words from the documents.

    What is the best way?

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    do the former. it's better practice.

    I think Google desktop search will do the last bit but I have not used it. Otherwise you will need to do a bit of programming that streams in the text of each resume and writes that text to a database field.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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