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Field length.. [message #226838] Mon, 26 March 2007 14:10 Go to next message
biohazardbill
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We have a file that our sales team would like to be loaded into a table. Some the data is between 4000 and 33000 characters in length. They also would like the data to be searchable etc. I brought this up to the dbas as I am not too familiar with the long and clob data types. They said that the data would not be searchable etc in this format.

Has anyone else had to deal with data of this length, and if so what did you do?
Re: Field length.. [message #226845 is a reply to message #226838] Mon, 26 March 2007 14:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Michel Cadot
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Use CLOB they are made for data of this size and they are "searchable" (depending of what you want to search).

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Michel

Re: Field length.. [message #226867 is a reply to message #226838] Mon, 26 March 2007 16:06 Go to previous message
ebrian
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What type of file is being loaded? If it's not a plain text file (ie. if they are .doc, .pdf, .ppt, etc), you'll want to consider a BLOB datatype.
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