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From:Chris Frey Date:April 17 2006 7:06am
Subject:Re: Retrieving Binary Data
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Off hand, it's something like this:

        Result result =;
        Result::iterator i = result.begin();
        Row row;

        // loop through all results
        for( ; i != result.end(); i++ )
                row = *i;

                unsigned long *col_lengths = result.fetch_lengths();

		// row.raw_data(0) is the first selected column
		// and col_lengths[0] is the size of it

		// do something...
		memcpy(dest, row.raw_data(0), col_lengths[0]);

- Chris

On Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 09:57:09PM -0500, Bill K wrote:
> Hello,
> After trial and error over a few hours, it looks like retrieving binary 
> data that contains 0 (null) characters is not possible with mysql++. Is 
> this correct?
> I am using mysql++ 2.1.1 and MySQL Server 5.0
> What I am doing with mysql++ is executing this:
> "SELECT pri_key, CAST(message AS BINARY) message FROM blockedmessages;"
> The message column is defined as a BLOB in MySQL.
> The and return the length of the 
> data as if it were a string (terminated by the first occurring null 
> character). There seems to be no way with mysql++ to easily access this 
> binary data in full.
> When I hard code a malloc const char* to the right length of the data, I 
> can see that all the binary is actually put into memory, but there is no 
> reference provided to access it. You just have to know how long the data 
> really is and use a malloc or something.
> Am I right, or am I missing something?
> Thanks!
> - Bill Krahmer
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