BINARY, VARBINARY, BINARY VARYING

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BINARY, VARBINARY, BINARY VARYING (Firebird 4.0)

IBExpert support since version 2018.12.15.

Source: https://github.com/FirebirdSQL/firebird/blob/master/doc/sql.extensions/README.data_types

Function

Alias for CHAR, VARCHAR, VARYING CHAR with CHARACTER SET OCTETS.

Author Dimitry Sibiryakov

Syntax rules

    BINARY[(length)]
    VARBINARY(length)
    BINARY VARYING(length)

Example(s)

    1. DECLARE VARIABLE VAR1 VARBINARY(10);
    2. CREATE TABLE TABLE1 (FIELD1 BINARY(16),
                            FIELD2 VARBINARY(100),
                            FIELD3 BINARY VARYING(1000));

Note(s)

  1. If length is omitted for type BINARY, it is considered to be 1.
  2. Can be distinguished from text types by value 1 in RDB$FIELD_SUB_TYPE.
  3. Character set is set to OCTETS for backward compatibility.
  4. In API are similar to corresponding text types, getSubType() returns 0.

See also:
CHAR and VARCHAR

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