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   Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?   -   Seth Willits
    Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?   -   Steve Schacht
   Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?   -   Geoff Perlman
    Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?   -   Steve Schacht

Which RB Type Is a Blob?
Date: 01.08.02 02:30 (Wed, 31 Jul 2002 19:30:46 -0600)
From: Steve Schacht
It's not clear from the docs exactly what you set a RealDB Blob (long
varbinary) field to. Obviously, there's no RB "Blob" data type, so what do
you use? My guess would be a String. Am I right?

Thanks,

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Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?
Date: 01.08.02 02:38 (Wed, 31 Jul 2002 18:38:42 -0700)
From: Seth Willits
On 7/31/02 6:30 PM, the NSA intercepted the following message from "Steve
Schacht" <<email address removed>>:

> It's not clear from the docs exactly what you set a RealDB Blob (long
> varbinary) field to. Obviously, there's no RB "Blob" data type, so what do
> you use? My guess would be a String. Am I right?

Anything. boolean picture string number...

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Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?
Date: 01.08.02 02:46 (Wed, 31 Jul 2002 19:46:55 -0600)
From: Steve Schacht
On 7-31-2002 7:38 PM, Seth Willits wrote:

> On 7/31/02 6:30 PM, the NSA intercepted the following message from "Steve
> Schacht" <<email address removed>>:
>
>> It's not clear from the docs exactly what you set a RealDB Blob (long
>> varbinary) field to. Obviously, there's no RB "Blob" data type, so what do
>> you use? My guess would be a String. Am I right?
>
> Anything. boolean picture string number...

Ohhhh... So it's just a "blob" of bytes that can mean whatever you want it
to. I dig.

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Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?
Date: 02.08.02 23:43 (Fri, 02 Aug 2002 15:43:41 -0700)
From: Geoff Perlman
On 7/31/02 6:30 PM, "Steve Schacht" <<email address removed>> wrote:

> It's not clear from the docs exactly what you set a RealDB Blob (long
> varbinary) field to. Obviously, there's no RB "Blob" data type, so what do
> you use? My guess would be a String. Am I right?

Long Varbinary is a BLOB.

Re: Which RB Type Is a Blob?
Date: 03.08.02 00:53 (Fri, 02 Aug 2002 17:53:39 -0600)
From: Steve Schacht
On 8-2-2002 4:43 PM, Geoff Perlman wrote:

> On 7/31/02 6:30 PM, "Steve Schacht" <<email address removed>> wrote:
>
>> It's not clear from the docs exactly what you set a RealDB Blob (long
>> varbinary) field to. Obviously, there's no RB "Blob" data type, so what do
>> you use? My guess would be a String. Am I right?
>
> Long Varbinary is a BLOB.

Yeah, but you can't dim a long varbinary any more than you can dim a blob.
I needed to know which RB data type I could assign to a DB field of type
blob. I guess the answer is "anything". But it's always retrieved as a
String, right?

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