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ifx_get_char — Return the contents of the char object


string ifx_get_char(object);
int object: Object identifier


Content or FALSE on error


Char data is not stired as-is in a table, but rather as a pointer to the actual data. Use this function to access the content of the char object for the given char object identifier, object .


Since version 3.0.6 and 4.0


Example 572. Return char data

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

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

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



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