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11. Large Objects

Michelle Malcher1  and Darl Kuhn2
Huntley, IL, USA
Morrison, CO, USA
Organizations often deal with substantial files that need to be stored and viewed by business users. Generally, LOBs are a data type that is suited to storing large and unstructured data, such as text, log, image, video, sound, and spatial data. Oracle supports the following types of LOBs:
  • Character large object (CLOB)

  • National character large object (NCLOB)

  • Binary large object (BLOB)

  • Binary file (BFILE)

Prior to Oracle 8, the LONG and LONG RAW data types were your only options for storing large amounts of data in ...

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