POST Up a BLOB to an Oracle Table via REST

thatjeffsmith ORDS 2 Comments

It seems kind of weird to do a blog post around a feature that’s fairly well documented, but this came up twice this week, so I figured I’d throw it out there. Scenario: I want to post up a record to be inserted into a table. The record will consist of a couple of regular values, but also a file, …

Working with RESTful Services, BLOBs, and Media Types

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Let’s say you have some files, stored as BLOBs, in your database, and you want to make them available via REST. So of course you install Oracle REST Data Services, and now you have two options: REST Enable the table or Deploy a custom RESTful service With the first option, I get an ‘automatic’ REST endpoint for my resource, which …

30 SQL Developer Tips in 30 Days, Day 8: Use the Cart to Build Deployment Scripts

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 7 Comments

Let’s say you have some objects you need to quickly create somewhere else. And you want to it such that it can be scripted/scheduled. I am using the Cart right now to build out a demo environment for folks that want to show off some SQL Developer features. For instance, I’m building a ‘shopping list’ to cover things such as: …

Including BLOB images in your PDF Reports

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You have data and lots of it. Some of this data includes images. You store them in your Oracle tables as Binary Large Objects (BLOBs.) You build reports using Oracle SQL Developer. Now you want to make those images in your tables available to your reports, and more importantly, to the end users reading said reports. You can do it! …

SQL Developer Quick Tip: BLOBs and Images

thatjeffsmith SQL Developer 66 Comments

Binary Large Objects – otherwise known as BLOBs. You’ve also got large objects which are composed of text – that would be a CLOB. If you hear people talk about LOB storage, they are referring to how the data in these fields are stored – outside the space reserved for the regular segments (table data.) BLOBs are frequently used to …