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Blob Convert Tool

Last modified: June 11, 2020

Use Blob Convert to take different data types and either convert them to a Binary Large Object (Blob) or take a Blob and convert it to a different data type. 

Configure the Tool

Conversion mode: Choose the type of conversion to perform:

  • Convert From a Blob Field
  • Convert To a Blob Field

Based on your selection, other options are available and listed out below.

Convert from a Blob

Convert From a Blob field: Takes an incoming Blob and converts it to another data type.

  1. Blob Field: Use the dropdown list to select the data field that contains the Blob data to be converted.
  2. Specify a data type to convert the Blob to. Choices are:
    • Convert to Base64 Encoded Binary Data
    • Convert to HEX Encoded Binary Data
    • Blob is Text Encoded with a Code Page: Select which code page the blob was encoded with. See Code Pages.
    • Output MD5 Hash of Binary Data
    • Convert PNG, GIF or JPG Blob to Report Snippet: Choose this option to allow the Reporting Tools to recognize the incoming images as report snippets for building reports.

Convert to a Blob

Convert to a Blob Field: Takes incoming data and converts it to a Blob.

  1. String Field: Use the dropdown list to select the data field that will be converted to a Blob.
  2. Specify the type of data contained within the specified field. Choices are:
    • Field is Base64 Encoded Binary Data
    • Field is HEX Encoded Binary Data
    • Put Text Data Into a Blob with Code Page: Select the Code Page to use when encoding the blob.
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