(PHP 5, PHP 7)

ibase_blob_echoOutput blob contents to browser


bool ibase_blob_echo ( string $blob_id )
bool ibase_blob_echo ( resource $link_identifier , string $blob_id )

This function opens a BLOB for reading and sends its contents directly to standard output (the browser, in most cases).



An InterBase link identifier. If omitted, the last opened link is assumed.


Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

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jure dot sah at monoliths dot com
2 years ago
There is an alternative for getting text out of a blob that does not require as much code. Quoted from a handy online resource:

PHP offers natively the possibility of getting the BLOB data as a string.

For example ibase_fetch_assoc ( resource $result [, int $fetch_flag = 0 ] ) provides the $fetch_flag parameter which can be set to IBASE_TEXT, causing the function to return BLOB contents instead of BLOB ids.
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