Hey all.
I have a fileupload control and I have been searching for hours on how to pass the file to a string so i can pass it to my database. All I can find is information about how to use SaveAs() method to save to a physical path... I do not want to do it this way, I want to pass it to my database.

snippets of my code

/* Between these lines of comments is the area I am stuck on !!!!! **** */
            // extract the file to upload as text and the name as well

/* Between these lines of comments is the area I am stuck on !!!!! **** */

            name = this.txt_fileName.Text;

            // set up the string accessing config file and then set up connection "conn"
            string connstring = WebConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["DanaConnectionString"].ConnectionString;
            SqlConnection conn = new SqlConnection(connstring);
            // set up sql command for stroed proc
            SqlCommand loadFile = new SqlCommand("usp_insert_tbl_documnets", conn);
            loadFile.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
            // set up the parameters to pass to the stored proc
            loadFile.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@name", name));
            loadFile.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@extension", extension));
            loadFile.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@dateset", dateset));
            loadFile.Parameters.Add(new SqlParameter("@documents", documents));
            // end of setting up parameters to pass to stored proc
            conn.Open();  //open connection
            loadFile.Connection = conn; // set connection for command
            loadFile.ExecuteNonQuery(); //execute the command
            conn.Close(); // close connection
and my database variables
TAB_ID  type int
document type text
name type varchar(50)
extension type char(4)
dateset type varchar(50)
I provided DB stuff bc I assume there is no issue with passing a document to type text... the files being uploaded will be of type .html/.htm