Build 1.0_r1(from source)

java.sql
Interface Blob


public interface Blob

A Java interface mapping for the SQL BLOB type.

An SQL CLOB type stores a large array of bytes (binary data) as the value in a column of a database.

The java.sql.Blob interface provides methods for setting and retrieving data in the Blob, for querying Clob data length, for searching for data within the Blob.


Method Summary
 InputStream getBinaryStream()
          Retrieves this Blob object as a binary stream.
 byte[] getBytes(long pos, int length)
          Gets a portion of the value of this Blob as an array of bytes.
 long length()
          Gets the number of bytes in this Blob object.
 long position(Blob pattern, long start)
          Search for the position in this Blob at which a specified pattern begins, starting at a specified position within the Blob.
 long position(byte[] pattern, long start)
          Search for the position in this Blob at which the specified pattern begins, starting at a specified position within the Blob.
 OutputStream setBinaryStream(long pos)
          Gets a stream that can be used to write binary data to this Blob.
 int setBytes(long pos, byte[] theBytes)
          Writes a specified array of bytes to this Blob.
 int setBytes(long pos, byte[] theBytes, int offset, int len)
          Writes a portion of a specified byte array to this Blob.
 void truncate(long len)
          Truncate the value of this Blob object to a specified length in bytes.
 

Method Detail

getBinaryStream

InputStream getBinaryStream()
                            throws SQLException
Retrieves this Blob object as a binary stream.

Returns:
a binary InputStream giving access to the Blob data
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

getBytes

byte[] getBytes(long pos,
                int length)
                throws SQLException
Gets a portion of the value of this Blob as an array of bytes.

Parameters:
pos - the position of the first byte in the Blob to get, where the first byte in the Blob has position = 1
length - the number of bytes to get
Returns:
a byte array containing the data from the Blob, starting at pos and of length up to length bytes long
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

length

long length()
            throws SQLException
Gets the number of bytes in this Blob object.

Returns:
an long value with the length of the Blob in bytes
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

position

long position(Blob pattern,
              long start)
              throws SQLException
Search for the position in this Blob at which a specified pattern begins, starting at a specified position within the Blob.

Parameters:
pattern - a Blob containing the pattern of data to search for in this Blob
start - the position within this Blob to start the search, where the first position in the Blob is 1
Returns:
a long value with the position at which the pattern begins. -1 if the pattern is not found in this Blob.
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

position

long position(byte[] pattern,
              long start)
              throws SQLException
Search for the position in this Blob at which the specified pattern begins, starting at a specified position within the Blob.

Parameters:
pattern - a byte array containing the pattern of data to search for in this Blob
start - the position within this Blob to start the search, where the first position in the Blob is 1
Returns:
a long value with the position at which the pattern begins. -1 if the pattern is not found in this Blob.
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

setBinaryStream

OutputStream setBinaryStream(long pos)
                             throws SQLException
Gets a stream that can be used to write binary data to this Blob.

Parameters:
pos - the position within this Blob at which to start writing, where the first position in the Blob is 1
Returns:
a binary InputStream which can be used to write data into the Blob starting at the specified position.
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

setBytes

int setBytes(long pos,
             byte[] theBytes)
             throws SQLException
Writes a specified array of bytes to this Blob. object, starting at a specified position. Returns the number of bytes written.

Parameters:
pos - the position within this Blob at which to start writing, where the first position in the Blob is 1
theBytes - an array of bytes to write into the Blob
Returns:
an integer containing the number of bytes written to the Blob
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

setBytes

int setBytes(long pos,
             byte[] theBytes,
             int offset,
             int len)
             throws SQLException
Writes a portion of a specified byte array to this Blob. Returns the number of bytes written.

Parameters:
pos - the position within this Blob at which to start writing, where the first position in the Blob is 1
theBytes - an array of bytes to write into the Blob
offset - the offset into the byte array from which to start writing data - the first byte in the array has offset 0.
len - the length of data to write, as the number of bytes
Returns:
an integer containing the number of bytes written to the Blob
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

truncate

void truncate(long len)
              throws SQLException
Truncate the value of this Blob object to a specified length in bytes.

Parameters:
len - the length of data in bytes to truncate the value of this Blob
Throws:
SQLException - if an error occurs accessing the Blob

Build 1.0_r1(from source)

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