The LOB data management includes its interaction with the loading interface, data manipulation strategies, and selection of the LOB data. The section makes certain recommendations to manage internal LOBs, BFILEs, and temporary LOBs.
An internal LOB data type that is, a CLOB or BLOB data type column can be interacted through supported interfaces such as
DBMS_LOB, JDBC, or
OLE object structure. In PL/SQL, LOB data is majorly managed through the
DBMS_LOB package which provides a wide variety of subprograms to populate the LOB data, manipulate it, and extract relevant information such as length, size, and so on.
Few of the recommendations to manage the internal LOB are as follows: