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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: long binary?
Date: Oct 14 1998 10:52PM
Nathan Pilatzke writes:
> I've got to display some fields of type 'long binary'. I can retrieve
> them but they don't print very nicely :) I know that the contents of
> these fields are text stored in a binary format. Can anyone tell me
> how to do decode them, or give me a shove in the right direction? Can
> CTLib do this or do I do it myself, and if I have to do it myself, what
> perl functions/libraries do I need?
By long binary I suppose you mean IMAGE, right?
If you are using CTlib then these fields will be returned hex encoded
(this is the default conversion that Client library performs - not
something that I specifically enforce).
The data can be easily decoded using pack():
$bin = pack('H*', $hex);
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