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  1. #1
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    Smile Unanswered: Raw datatype

    hi,
    I am new to oracle. I am bored reading the manuals. What is
    Raw datatype? How can i load values in to it?
    pls help

  2. #2
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    hi,

    the RAW datatype is to store RAW values in, i.e. binary data.
    Not commonly used. For the purposes of storing audio, video, large text and images newer datatypes (LOB, CLOB etc) are available since oracle 8i.

    Hope that helps
    Edwin van Hattem
    OCP DBA / System analyst

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