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Binary Large Objects or bars

When designing a MySQL table, it's vital to choose the correct data type to hold your information. One such possible is a Blob - a binary large object - which can hold any byte stream that you like (choose the subtype based on maximum size). Ideal for data like images which you won't want to search for any particular content (use seperate columns in your database for descriptions if you need to ) and may contain any bit pattern at all.



In Lancaster yesterday, I learnt that the "Blob Shop" is also a bar ....
(written 2005-06-27, updated 2006-06-05)

 
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