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String is too long to fit in StrToFile

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Hi experts, I have a "String is too long to fit" error using the StrToFile function.
This is the context:
- I have a BLOB field in an Oracle table (the blob contains a pfd file)
- I do a select to read the field and I get a FoxPro cursor
- I write the content of the blob filed to a file using StrToFile

When the size of the blob is large (20-25 MB) I get the error
Also tried to use fcreate and fwrite but I get the same error

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The maximum string size is about 16 MB in VFP.

To copy a blob field into a file you have to use:

COPY MEMO YourBlob TO YourFile

More into: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/3cc1x337(VS.80).aspx
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by:Lacca
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Hi.
What is your databade version?
Read the site bellow, maybe you'll find the answer

From: http://asktom.oracle.com/pls/asktom/f?p=100:11:0::::P11_QUESTION_ID:525622260411

Regards.
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by:systematica
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It works!! Thanks a lot.
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I am just curious what it should do to obtain A rating... :-)
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by:systematica
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I'm newbie, I should probably give less points to the demand as the problem was not complex and give an A for the promptness and correctness of the solution.
Sorry
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