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Bug #8517 BLOB functions don't work with IB6
Submitted: 2001-01-02 12:20 UTC Modified: 2003-08-16 10:19 UTC
From: hp at oeri dot ch Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: InterBase related
PHP Version: 4.0.4 OS: Linux 2.2.17
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-01-02 12:20 UTC] hp at oeri dot ch
In the following snippet, $bstr is set to some binary data, not a blob id string:
- bstr is not accepted by ibase_query
- on echoing bstr, the closing brace is NEVER printed
- strlen( bstr ) segfaults php...

    $dbh = ibase_connect( "localhost:/path/to/db/db.gdb", "user", "pass" );
    $bid = ibase_blob_create( $dbh );
    ibase_blob_add( $bid, "alpha" );
    $bstr = ibase_blob_close( $bid );
    $sql = "INSERT INTO testtable values(1,$bstr)";
    ibase_query( $dbh, $sql );
    ibase_close( $dbh );


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 [2002-01-11 16:56 UTC]
Can you reproduce this error on 4.1.1?
 [2002-02-02 06:45 UTC]
No feedback was provided for this bug, so it is being suspended.
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please do so and change the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2003-08-16 10:19 UTC]
Apart from the segfault on strlen, which is non-Interbase related, this is behaviour as expected. You can only use binding with blob ids, because the contents of the string have no meaning to the engine, only to the PHP layer. Furthermore, it's a binary string so it looks like garbage.
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