On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Rainer Bauer <usenet(at)munnin(dot)com> wrote:
> Hello Timothy,
> TM> Still the problem is I could not use Large Object data type in
> TM> ODBC to insert values in my BIT VARYING column. It said the
> TM> parameter is of type lo, which I created as in the how-to, but the
> TM> columns is BIT VARYING. Using CAST() on the parameter did not
> TM> help. :(
> I don't think you will ever be happy if you try to use a bit field to
> store binary data. Use bytea  instead (the 'lo' type has the
> disadvantage the the data is not stored inside the table).
> Note that the support for BIT VARYING was dropped in SQL:2003 .
> SQL:2003 has the BLOB datatype to store binary data and SQL:2008 will
> have 2 new types: BINARY and BINARY VARYING.
So now I am left with no standard way of using binary data în PostgreSQL :(.
I guess I will have to stick to VARBIT until better times ...
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