What comes to your mind first when I say clob ?Well,dont worry if your are not able to think anything about it :).It’s nothing but a type used to store 4 GB of data in the database.I work with an oracle db & today had to read a clob out parameter from oracle procedure in .Net .Infact had to rewrite some code as the out param was initially of type varchar & then changed to clob.It’s a bit tricky & google din’t come to my rescue this time & figured out using watch window of visual studio.
Code I had written when the out param was varchar is as below
errorCode = Params.Value.ToString();
and re written as below to read a clob
errorCode = ((Oracle.DataAccess.Types.OracleClob)(Params.Value)).Value.ToString();
Hope this snippet comes to your mind when you deal with oracle datatypes like BFile,Blob,Clob,Binary etc