Business Intelligence – Oracle

Oracle 11g – BLOB and BFile support for SQL Plus

Posted by Venkatakrishnan J on September 17, 2007

I happened to come across one other new feature in Oracle 11g with respect to SQL Plus. SQL Plus now supports the use of blobs and bfiles in your queries. This is what the documentation has got to say about this “Queries in SQL*Plus now support BLOB columns.This feature allows you to verify the contents of BLOB columns.”. Pretty interesting feature.

This is what i get in 10g.    


And this is what i get in 11g.     


4 Responses to “Oracle 11g – BLOB and BFile support for SQL Plus”

  1. How about table with some rows?

  2. Venkatakrishnan J said

    Thanks for your comments Pawet. I have updated the article with some more screenshots and ofcourse with some data.

  3. Rahul said


    Nice explanation. Past version of Oracle we are not able to check like for BLOB column.

  4. Murali said

    Does OBIEE supports BFILE or BLOB datatypes to display in the reports? As I’m getting error message when I select BFILE data. and also BFILE data is not displayed in physical layer (BFILE column is not selected in physical layer).

    Please advice.

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