How to Select a BLOB column

I've a table which has a BLOB column, I wanted to Select the data in the BLOB field, how do I do this. Normal select query doesn't help in this case

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prasen
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
what programming language?
what do you want to do with the data?
do you need all the data?

http://www.codeproject.com/useritems/Blobfield.asp
prasen120998Author Commented:
I'm using Oracle8.1,
Yes, I want all the data in the Blob field
prasen120998Author Commented:
I need to check/view the data stored in this field
actonwangCommented:
what information is in that blob? pure text or some binary information? how big is it?

If it contains text information, you can still view or check them through simple sql by using: UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_VARCHAR2(<blob column>)


Acton
actonwangCommented:
as this:

  select utl_raw.cast_to_varchar2(blobcol) from table1;

 

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