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Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006


(PHP 3 >= 3.0.7, PHP 4, PHP 5)

ibase_blob_import --  Create blob, copy file in it, and close it


string ibase_blob_import ( resource link_identifier, resource file_handle )

string ibase_blob_import ( resource file_handle )

This function creates a BLOB, reads an entire file into it, closes it and returns the assigned BLOB id. The file handle is a handle returned by fopen(). Returns FALSE on failure.

Example 1. ibase_blob_import() example

$dbh = ibase_connect($host, $username, $password);
$filename = '/tmp/bar';

$fd = fopen($filename, 'r');
if ($fd) {

    $blob = ibase_blob_import($dbh, $fd);

    if (!is_string($blob)) {
        // import failed
    } else {
        $query = "INSERT INTO foo (name, data) VALUES ('$filename', ?)";
        $prepared = ibase_prepare($dbh, $query);
        if (!ibase_execute($prepared, $blob)) {
            // record insertion failed
} else {
    // unable to open the data file

See also ibase_blob_add(), ibase_blob_cancel(), ibase_blob_close() and ibase_blob_create().

Last updated: Tue, 19 Sep 2006