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Oracle® Database SQL Language Reference
11g Release 2 (11.2)

Part Number E17118-03
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TO_BLOB

Syntax

to_blob::=

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Purpose

TO_BLOB converts LONG RAW and RAW values to BLOB values.

From within a PL/SQL package, you can use TO_BLOB to convert RAW and BLOB values to BLOB.

Example

The following hypothetical example returns the BLOB of a RAW column value:

SELECT TO_BLOB(raw_column) blob FROM raw_table;

BLOB
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00AADD343CDBBD