At 6:59 PM -0700 10/23/01, Bob Purvy wrote:
>I'm doing just general feasibility studying of embedding MySQL in a
>networking product, and I have a question that I haven't been able
>to find the answer to after a fair bit of looking
> - is there some way to insert data that is already in INT
>UNSIGNED form directly into a table, without converting it into
>ASCII and then having it converted back again by the database? (I
>know I could use BLOB, but that would lose some of the benefits of
>integer-ness.) We would be using the C API.
>This product generates *large* volumes of data, which is currently
>all in UINT32 . It would seem to be a large waste of scarce CPU
>resources to have to convert every single column to and from ASCII.
>(the only issue I could see would be the endian-ness of it, but that
>could be managed.)
>Thanks for your help.
Paul DuBois, paul@stripped