Up to now in my Mysql searches, I've only performed searches for BIGINTs and INTs which behave as I expect. (with the minor quibble I raised a few days ago about why BIGINTs appear as string data not numeric)
Now I'm trying to perform a search for a binary string and I cannot get the syntax right
&& An SHA256 32 Byte value stored, locally, in a 32 byte VFP CHAR(BINARY) Field and remotely in a 32 byte Mysql Varbinary column
I prepare a string to encode the SQSTRING I will use in the select statement thus:
IF NOT CHECK_EXECUTE(SUCCESS,HND) && a function which checks the syntax and displays any errors or goes on to execute it
with and without
I have tried the following versions of SQSTRING :
SQSTRING="SELECT HASH_SALTED,ROWNUM FROM HASH_CHAIN WHERE HASH_SALTED="+TARGHASH
*anticipated this would work because the VFP field is CHAR(BINARY) and to the human eye the raw data in the vfp table looks identical to the raw data visible in the Mysql column
SQSTRING="SELECT HASH_SALTED,ROWNUM FROM HASH_CHAIN WHERE HASH_SALTED="+ENCODE(TARGHASH,'HEX')
*ENCODE IS A CALL TO A CHILCRYPT LIBRARY WHICH CONVERTS THE STRING TO HEX
SQSTRING="SELECT HASH_SALTED,ROWNUM FROM HASH_CHAIN WHERE HASH_SALTED=BINARY"+TARGHASH
SQSTRING="SELECT HASH_SALTED,ROWNUM FROM HASH_CHAIN WHERE HASH_SALTED=CONVERT("+TARGHASH+",BINARY)"
all are rejected with the standard mysql error
eg: "Connectivity error: .... check the manual to your mysql server version for the right syntax to use near ïÆÅ9q"¥Á5ºå;? û#õ”úC
Can someone please put me out of my misery?