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PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
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ifx_get_blob — Return the content of a blob object


int object: BLOB object identifier


BLOB contents or FALSE on error


Returns the content of the blob object for the given blob object identifier object . Dpepending on how the BLOB file was stored using ifx_createblob() , the data returned will either be the BLOB data itself or a pointer to the file containg the BLOB data. See ifx_create_blob() for information on BLOB modes.

To set the default mode of a BLOB returned from a SELECT statement, use ifx_blobinfile_mode() .


Since version 3.0.4 and 4.0


Example 571. Return the contents of a BLOB field

$db = ifx_connect("stores7@ol","informix","informix");

$query = "select id, blobfield from testparams";
$result = do_query($query, $db);

// blob stored in memory
while ($row = ifx_fetch_row($result)) {
   printf("%s %s<BR>", $row["id"], ifx_get_blob($row["blobfield"]));



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