Advanced data type techniques

We have discussed the common data types used by business components in Chapter 3, Entity Objects, under the section Attribute types. Apart from the out of the box data types, ADF allows you to define custom data types to handle custom object types used in the database or to extend the functionalities provided by existing data types. In this section, we will discuss ADF support for building custom data types, and then we will discuss some special data types such as the Binary Large Object (BLOB) and the Character Large Object (CLOB) which may require a special mention on their usage.

Building custom data types using domain type

ADF allows you to customize the data types used for attributes in a business component by ...

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