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SQL and blob and long binary data

SQL and blob and long binary data in MS SQL topic (part of our DBA, Databases, & Data group).

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We run a client database using MS SQL.

We can get access to some of the data via ACCESS but there are fields that are "blob" and "long binary data" that we cannot get direct access to via ACCESS.

The vendors will not help us claiming proprietary software issues.

Is there any "simple" way or any third-party products that will give us access to the contents of the blob and logn binary data files?

We are not extremely MS SQL literate but we'd be willing to try any suggestions.

Thanks, KC
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Mike Prestwood
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Hi Kathy,

I think you might be out of luck. If the vendor has put proprietary data in a binary field, then you'll have to rely on them to help you get the data out. By all means, you can use Access, or Paradox, or Delphi (for example) to read the data into a binary variable and then write it to disk and look at it to see if you can make sense of it.


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