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Can't give byte[]-Parameter into Oracle Stored Procedure

Posted on 2003-03-24
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Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hello folks,

I want to insert a blob into an Oracle 9 Database, but I always get the error message "ORA-01460 unimplemented or unreasonable conversion requested" when I try this:

C# function:

public void SQLExec(string Proc,string Para1Name,decimal Para1Wert,string Para2Name,byte[] Para2Wert)
     OleDbDataReader reader = null;
     OleDbParameter l_key;
     OleDbCommand cmd;
     int l_nr = OpenDB();
     cmd = ((OleDbCommand)DBComm[l_nr]);

     cmd.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;
     l_key = cmd.Parameters.Add("@"+Para1Name, OleDbType.Decimal);
     l_key.Value = Para1Wert;
     l_key.Direction = ParameterDirection.Input;

     l_key = cmd.Parameters.Add("@"+Para2Name, OleDbType.Binary);  // also used OleDbType.LongVarBinary...
     l_key.Value = Para2Wert;
     l_key.Direction = ParameterDirection.Input;
     reader = cmd.ExecuteReader();

     DBStatus[l_nr] = (int)0;

Oracle procedure:

create or replace procedure Write_Blob(
  a_Pkey in number,
  a_Img in long raw -- also tried raw or blob...
) is
  null; --only for testing...
end Write_Blob;

Anybody an idea, what I'm doing wrong?? Is there really no way to input a byte array into a procedure :-((


Question by:ACGT
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AvonWyss earned 340 total points
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SQL usually accepts binary data in the folowing form when supplied in textual format:

0xHHHHHH (where HH is a hex pair representig a byte, and there can be as many of these as you like).

Since I do not use Oracle, I have no idea whether this helps, but you may try with the following:

          public static string DbBytesToString(byte[] data) {
               return DbBytesToString(data, 0, data.Length);
          public static string DbBytesToString(byte[] data, int offset, int length) {
               StringBuilder result=new StringBuilder(2+length*2);
               while (length-->0) {
               return result.ToString();

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