Are you saying that BLOB can store external files? I'm not sure if I
understood "storing any binary data" in a way you meant. I'm working on a
project where program dumps a file along with report that comes with it. I
was thinking maybe I could centerize multi programs' Data to Mysql...
I hope I'm wrong knowing what SQL is like...
From: Egor Egorov [mailto:egor.egorov@stripped]
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 6:29 AM
Subject: Re: What would you store in a BLOB field?
"Levi Campbell" <levicc00123@stripped> wrote:
> I know the blob field is binary but what would you store there? and if =
> you could give me an example of real-life uses please.
You can store beer, juice or milk, but you need to escape the drink properly
get it back fresh and delicious. ;)
Speaking seriously, BLOB is capable of storing any binary data. There is a
religion war about whether it's good to store, say, images in BLOB or not. I
to dive in that flame, but I must admit that both ways (storing binary data
in BLOB or
just a filename where the data is) has their pros and cons.
Probably, the most popular real-life usage is storing generated website
(thumbnails) in BLOB fields.
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