Display Image Fields From MSSQL.
camber at ais.org
Sun Mar 4 13:05:48 EST 2001
Nope image is strictly a 'blob' field. It's just that when Sybase put the
feature in, hardly any other vendors had done so, so the names blob and
clob were not universal and they chose image/text.
Anyway, we should be doing whatever sybase/ms is doing with image->char
conversion, I just don't know what that is...I'll try it out at work
On Sun, 4 Mar 2001, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Brian Bruns wrote:
> > PHP is attempting to convert an image type to a string. Does anyone
> > know if this feature works in PHP? I'm not really sure what the behavior
> > of converting image -> char should be. My guess is that it would be a hex
> > representation like binary/varbinary does.
> PHP has 8-bit-clean handling of strings; it just needs to have a way of
> knowing how long the string is when you create it. I imagine the most useful
> format in which to make the image available to PHP would be as raw 8-bit data
> (stored in a string). If someone wanted it as a hex representation after
> that, they could convert it on their own, and if someone wanted to work with
> the raw image data (e.g., writing it to a file), they could do so without a
> Does the TDS 'image' type imply any particular image format, btw?
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer
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