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Binary literals

A binary literal is a sequence of hexadecimal characters consisting of digits 0-9 and uppercase and lowercase letters A-F. When you enter binary data as literals, you must precede the data by 0x (a zero, followed by an x), and there should be an even number of digits to the right of this prefix. For example, the hexadecimal equivalent of 39 is 0027, and is expressed as 0x0027.

Hexadecimal constants in the form of 0x12345678 are treated as binary strings. An unlimited number of digits can be added after the 0x.

A binary literal is sometimes referred to as a binary constant. In SQL Anywhere, the preferred term is binary literal.

 Converting to and from hexadecimal values
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