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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » Use of XML in the database » Query results as XML » Use of the FOR XML clause to retrieve query results as XML


FOR XML and binary data

When you use the FOR XML clause in a SELECT statement, regardless of the mode used, any BINARY, LONG BINARY, IMAGE, or VARBINARY columns are output as attributes or elements that are automatically represented in base64-encoded format.

If you are using openxml to generate a result set from XML, openxml assumes that the types BINARY, LONG BINARY, IMAGE, and VARBINARY, are base64-encoded and decodes them automatically.

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