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Storing binary data in a column

From: Yamini Sharma <yamini(at)w-o-i(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Storing binary data in a column
Date: 2000-05-17 12:43:47
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.10.10005171803010.25618-100000@zeus.seepz.w-o-i.com (view raw or flat)
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Hi,

I want to know, how to store binary data in a table, (varchar,
text etc do not work if the data contains nulls embeded in it).

The data type i would like to store is unsigned char *, and it may have
nulls or any other special charecters in it. 
INSERT statement works by escaping the special chars using \, but i
could not retreive the results using libpq. The values terminates on a
'\0' character. Is there any other datatype which may be used to store a
binary data string. 

Please reply to my email-id as i am not a member of the list.

regards,
Yamini.


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