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Easiest way to convert a Blob into a byte array

what is the easiest way to convert a Blob into a byte array?I am using MYSQL and i want to convert a Blob datatype into a byte array.

Iam using java programming language:)

Answer

the mySql blob class has the following function :

blob.getBytes

use it like this:

//(assuming you have a ResultSet named RS)
Blob blob = rs.getBlob("SomeDatabaseField");

int blobLength = (int) blob.length();  
byte[] blobAsBytes = blob.getBytes(1, blobLength);

//release the blob and free up memory. (since JDBC 4.0)
blob.free();
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