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The Image is stored in Microsoft SQL Server and I am easily able to retrieve it andriod as string but can't display it in imageVuew
The Image String Which I get is 0x433A5C55736572735C4D616E736F6F725C50696374757265732E436170747572652E4A5047
//This is the image string I get from db and it dispalys fine in text view
imageString= resultString.getProperty(7).toString();
//This is how I try to show it in imageview
ImageView iv= (ImageView) findViewById(;
byte[] imgBytes = Base64.decode(imagestring, Base64.DEFAULT);
                final Bitmap bitmap = BitmapFactory.decodeByteArray(imgBytes, 0, imgBytes.length);
Updated 17-Dec-15 3:21am

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Need to see your image insertion code. While creating table do you code like:
CREATE TABLE [dbo].[ImgTbl2](
    [ImgName] [nvarchar](50) NULL,
    [Img] [nvarchar](max) NULL

And then before insert your image:
ByteArrayOutputStream stream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
originBitmap.compress(Bitmap.CompressFormat.PNG, 100, stream);
byteArray = stream.toByteArray();
encodedImage = Base64.encodeToString(byteArray, Base64.DEFAULT);

While inserting:
String commands = "Insert into ImgTbl2 (ImgName,Img) values ('"
                    + imageName.getText().toString() + "','" + encodedImage
                    + "')";

If all of them are correct, you code will work good.
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Member 10528646 17-Dec-15 14:03pm    
I am using microsoft sql server database where blob does not exist and am trying to retrieve it using ksoap
ridoy 17-Dec-15 15:54pm    
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