Display images with PL/SQL Developer

Alex wrote an entry on displaying images stored as a BLOB in the database here. Since PL/SQL Developer is my (and his) favorite editor, I figured I would do the same he did, but this time using PL/SQL Developer.

I will use the same steps.

  1. Create a table to store the image in
       1: create table t
       2:        (img blob);

  2. Upload an Image

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  3. Retrieve the data from the table

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  4. Click the ‘…’ button in the SQL-Window

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    (note that PL/SQL Developer automatically ‘sees’ that an image should be displayed)

  5. PL/SQL Developer’s Command window also doesn’t throw an error, but just displays the word <BLOB>.

       1: SQL> select img the_image
       2:   2    from t;
       4: THE_IMAGE
       5: ---------
       6: <BLOB>

And that’s it. PL/SQL Developer can do the same thing. Not that I expected differently though.

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