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Re: Search content within a bytea field

From: Sylvain Leroux <sl20(at)wanadoo(dot)fr>
To: pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Cc: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Subject: Re: Search content within a bytea field
Date: 2009-08-31 07:38:49
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And sorry for that:

Tom Lane a écrit :
> Sylvain Leroux <sl20(at)wanadoo(dot)fr> writes:
>> It seems to me that the problem is comming from the BYTEA type, not from 
>> the prepared statement by itself: As far as I know the only operator 
>> supported by BYTEA is concatenation. You can't even compare two BYTEA 
>> for (in)equality - even less using the LIKE operator.
> Nonsense ...

But I was quite sure to have read that somewhere -- and indeed:
(in "PostgreSQL - second edition / ISBN:978-0-672-32756-8)
"PostgreSQL offers a single BYTEA operator: concatenation. [...]
  Note that you can't compare two BYTEA values, even for
  equality/inequality. You can of course convert a BYTEA value into
  another value using CAST() operator, and that opens up other

I remember having found that annoying at the time - that's why I 
remembered it. But it appears this statement was outdated -- or simple 
false all along?

Anyway once again sorry for the misinformation.


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