Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BLOB to CLOB

i took this procedure from OTN forum  to convert BLOB to CLOB


CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION blob_to_clob (blob_in IN BLOB)
RETURN CLOB
AS
v_clob CLOB;
v_varchar VARCHAR2(32767);
v_start PLS_INTEGER := 1;
v_buffer PLS_INTEGER := 32767;
BEGIN
DBMS_LOB.CREATETEMPORARY(v_clob, TRUE);

FOR i IN 1..CEIL(DBMS_LOB.GETLENGTH(blob_in) / v_buffer)
LOOP

v_varchar := UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_VARCHAR2(DBMS_LOB.SUBSTR(blob_in, v_buffer, v_start));

DBMS_LOB.WRITEAPPEND(v_clob, LENGTH(v_varchar), v_varchar);
v_start := v_start + v_buffer;
END LOOP;
RETURN v_clob;
END blob_to_clob;
/
 Example :
Select blob_to_clob(blob_column) from table_name;

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