You can use the Table Data Editor to review and edit database tables that contain Binary Large Objects (BLOBs). A BLOB is a collection of binary data stored as a single entity in a Database Management System (DBMS). BLOBs are typically images, audio, or other multimedia objects, though sometimes binary executable code is stored as a BLOB. You must edit BLOBs in the Blob Editor.
- Source of Imported Data
- If the data in the object is imported, the source file for that data displays in the File field.
- Actions on Object
- You can import, export, or clear the binary data in BLOBs. These functions are selected by clicking the action buttons to the left of the editor workarea.
- Editor Workarea
- The editor workarea displays the current data for the object you selected to edit. You can insert, delete, and modify data displayed in this area. You can also import from or export to files such as a text file. To remove all data displayed in the editor workarea, click Clear. You can view, import, and export data larger than 64k, but you cannot edit the data. Imported data that is larger than 64k is identified by its filename in the editor.
- The data in an object is often more than can be displayed within the editing area. Use the slidebars on each side of the workarea to scroll through data.