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Message Posted: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 @ 16:41:46 GMT
| Subj: || || Re: Varbyte Conversion |
| From: || || Geoffrey Rommel |
| ||has anyone converted a hex value into a varbyte ?|| |
The manuals say that BYTE and VARBYTE cannot be converted to or from any other data type. You would therefore have to use either a UDF (I
believe this is one of the reasons UDF's were provided) or dynamic SQL.
In a stored procedure, the dynamic SQL would be something like this (UNTESTED):
declare big_string varchar(64000) character set unicode;
declare big_sql varchar(64000) character set unicode;
select char2hexint(char_column) ... into :big_string;
set big_sql = 'insert into target_tbl (''' || big_string || '''xbv)';
Messy, isn't it? I like UDF's better.