How to image File as Multipart File into the Database

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How to image File as Multipart File into the Database

I have a problem about converting the multipart file to byte[] array.

I wrote a code snippet but it didn't work. How can I fix it.

Here is the error shown below

Failed to convert property value of type '$StandardMultipartFile' to required type 'byte[]' for property 'image';


public String saveEmployee(@ModelAttribute("employee") Employee theEmployee
            ,@RequestParam("file") MultipartFile file) throws IOException, ParseException {

    byte[] imageBytes = file.getBytes();

    try {
        FileInputStream fileInputStream = new FileInputStream(file.getOriginalFilename());;
    } catch (Exception e) {



Employee Object

public class Employee implements Serializable{
@NotNull(message="is required")
private byte[] image;
private String base64Image;
public byte[] getImage() {
        return image;
public void setImage(byte[] image) {
        this.image = image;
public String getBase64Image() {
        base64Image = Base64.getEncoder().encodeToString(this.image);
        return base64Image;
public void setBase64Image(String base64Image) {
        this.base64Image = base64Image;

Employee Forum

<form action="#" th:action="@{/employees/save}"
                                                 th:object="${employee}" method="POST" enctype="multipart/form-data">
<input type="file" name="image" th:field="*{image}"
                                        class="form-control mb-4 col-4" placeholder="Image">