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I've retrieved data using a datareader and some of the columns are blobs. While I'm reading the records I want to put the blobs in local variables to use them as parameters later when I insert them into another database. Currently I'm writing the blobs to pictures and then read them back in when I need them... for some cases this is good and others I want to just store them.How would I store them as just a local variable
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Question by:cobolinx1
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Hi,

You can write the data from the datareader into variable like this:

Datareader.Read()

String strData = Datareader.GetValue([index]).toString() 'index starts at 0 for the first item.

Is this a web application or a stand alone windows application.

HTH
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A Blob should be returned as Byte Array, so assuming you're using the SqlClient:
Dim reader As SqlDataReader = comm.ExecuteReader()
Dim blob As Byte() = Nothing
If (reader.Read()) Then
  blob = CType(reader("fldBlob"), GetType(Byte()))
End If

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