[Phpmyadmin-devel] about "binary" attribute

Marc Delisle delislma at CollegeSherbrooke.qc.ca
Wed Feb 12 05:56:02 CET 2003

Ok, for now, upload fields only to BLOBs. Merged in cvs.


Marc Delisle wrote:

> Hi,
> currently in tbl_change, we display a file selector to upload
> into a field, when it's a BLOB or has the attribute Binary.
> According to the MySQL doc:
> "The BINARY attribute means that column values are sorted and
> compared in case-sensitive fashion according to the ASCII order
> of the machine where the MySQL server is running.
> BINARY doesn't affect how the column is stored or retrieved."
> If we take this to the letter, we should offer a file selector
> for every field, because they all can have binary contents.
> But I don't think it's a good idea!
> However, I guess that most users choose the "binary" attribute
> for a field to put some binary contents in it.
> The bug 682346 occured first because his mysql.user file has
> the binary attribute on some fields, like host.
> So, do we still offer an upload choice for "binary" fields?
> Marc
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