I was just wondering if it is possible to consider binary data as text and
escape non printable characters. wouldn't that solve the problem.
On 3/21/07, Ian Miller <ian_o_miller@stripped> wrote:
> Isn't this the advantage of having it in c++? Can't Dimitris just open a
> file in his c++ application, parse the binary data, and store it (via text
> values, SQL query) in the database? All the binary happens on the c++ side.
> Am I missing something?
> Warren Young <mysqlpp@stripped> wrote: Dimitris Servis wrote:
> > Is it possible to read data for a table from a binary file?
> Not through MySQL++ or the underlying C API. The interface between
> those libraries and the database server is SQL queries, which are text.
> The only option I can think of would be to stop the database server,
> translate your data file straight into the raw table format of your
> choice (InnoDB, for instance) and start the database server back up so
> it will see the new table.
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