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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 4, 2020

determine length of data stored in smartblob

Just because data is stored as a smartblob not blob, we have to go to a work around solution to get "LENGTH" of blob stored.

By using length(smartblob) the amount of bytes stored in the smartblob should be returned.


The LENGTH function works if the blob is stored in a byte (dumb blob), but a blob (smartblob) does not return the size .


Needed by Date Jul 4, 2020
  • Guest
    Feb 13, 2020

    It's hard to search in this aha tool, but this is a duplicate of

    Please upvote the original as well so it gets greater visibility