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Issues with insert of bytes into SQL DB

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I am trying to insert bytes into a SQL 2005 DB from a VB.NET program. When I am building the query it is saying that the data type is boolean as a requirement for the insert from VB. Any ideas?
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AneeshDatabase Consultant
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Tell us the datatypes of the column and also the vb datatype
Hi

Check your data type

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For a boolean, the only values you can insert are 1 or 0

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Hmmmm.... the data I am trying to insert into the database is a bit array. Any ideas what data type would take this on the database side?

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bit in sql server is a single bit (1 or 0) - binary, which is inturn interpreted as a boolean when it is withdrawn (0=false, 1=true), you can store bytes in an Image field
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There are no arrays in the Database. The options you have to store the details is
1. Either store each individual array contents in a bit column or  separate table
2. Store the entire array in a varchar column
AneeshDatabase Consultant
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als othere is a varbinary datatype

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Byte array can be stored in an image field.

Im more of a C# guy myself and i know for a fact that:

byte[] can be passed into a stored procedure image field and then inserted into a table

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Thanks! I will give that a try and see if it works

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