Is it possible to create files and folders in the Personal Environment?

Is it possible to create files and folders in the Personal Environment?

  
Hi, 

Is it possible to create files and folders in the Personal Environment?

Is there any way to store a mp3 file in the database and then retrive it by URL?

Image the following scenario: A user uploads a Mp3 file so that it is accessible for download via an URL.

Is this possible in the Personal Environment?

Thanks,
Hugo
Hi Hugo,

It is! you can store binaries in the database as you use any other attribute type. As for folders in the personal server, you can create them also (on a temporary folder we provide for each developer). However, I would not suggest any of these solutions!

Why not?
Because databases are not the best places to store big files that should be accessed through an URL. The best solution, IMHO, is to use one of our Forge connectors to put those files on an external file system. For example, use dropbox to store the files and store the link on the Personal database.
Other relevant point that you should have in mind is that in the Personal Environment you have only 1G of storage, so you will not be able to scale your solution.

Makes sense? If you have questions, keep them coming =)


All the best,

Thanks José, I'll give it a try.

Cheers,
Hugo