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ibase_blob_info — Return information about a BLOB


array ibase_blob_info(blob);
string blob: BLOB's internal ID in database


An array on success, FALSE on error


Returns an array with elements describing various properties of blob . You obtain the correct value for blob by doing a SELECT query and fetching the respective BLOB column's content.

  • 0, length: Total length of the BLOB.

  • 1, numseg: Number of segments in the BLOB.

  • 2, maxseg: Maximum length of a BLOB segment.

  • 3, stream:

  • 4, isnull:


Available in PHP 3 since 3.0.7, PHP 4 since 4.0RC1


In PHP 3, the returned array was indexed both numerically and associatively. Associative indexes were not included in the module's port to PHP 4, but this functionality is likely to return in the future.


Example 534. Retrieve properties of a BLOB

$con = ibase_connect("/path/to/employees.gdb", "username", "password");
$res = ibase_query("SELECT image FROM employees WHERE emp_id = 1");
$row = ibase_fetch_row($res);
$blob = $row[0];
$info = ibase_blob_info($blob);
echo "Length: $info[0]\n";
echo "Number of segments: $info[1]\n";
echo "Maximum length of a segment: $info[2]\n";
echo "Blob is stream: $info[3]\n";
echo "Blob is null: $info[4]\n";

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