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SAP Sybase SQL Anywhere 16.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » 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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