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2.4. Server-side Built-in Functions

There are two built-in registered functions, lo_import and lo_export which are convenient for use in SQL queries. Here is an example of their use

CREATE TABLE image (
    name            text,
    raster          oid
);

INSERT INTO image (name, raster)
    VALUES ('beautiful image', lo_import('/etc/motd'));

SELECT lo_export(image.raster, '/tmp/motd') FROM image
    WHERE name = 'beautiful image';
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