OracleLob Class

 

Represents a large object binary (LOB) data type stored on an Oracle server. This class cannot be inherited.

Namespace:   System.Data.OracleClient
Assembly:  System.Data.OracleClient (in System.Data.OracleClient.dll)

System.Object
  System.MarshalByRefObject
    System.IO.Stream
      System.Data.OracleClient.OracleLob

public sealed class OracleLob : Stream, ICloneable, IDisposable, 
	INullable

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanRead

Gets a value indicating whether the LOB stream can be read.(Overrides Stream.CanRead.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanSeek

Gets a value indicating whether forward and backward seek operations can be performed.(Overrides Stream.CanSeek.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanTimeout

Gets a value that determines whether the current stream can time out.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCanWrite

Always returns true, regardless of whether the LOB supports writing or not.(Overrides Stream.CanWrite.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyChunkSize

Gets a value indicating the minimum number of bytes to retrieve from or send to the server during a read/write operation.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyConnection

Gets the OracleConnection used by this instance of the OracleLob.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsBatched

Gets a value indicating whether an application called the BeginBatch method.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsNull

Gets a value that indicates whether the OracleLob is a Null stream.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyIsTemporary

Gets a value indicating whether the OracleLob is a temporary LOB.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLength

Gets a value that returns the size of the OracleLob.(Overrides Stream.Length.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyLobType

Gets a value that returns the LOB data type.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyPosition

Gets the current read position in the OracleLob stream.(Overrides Stream.Position.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyReadTimeout

Gets or sets a value, in miliseconds, that determines how long the stream will attempt to read before timing out. (Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyValue

Gets the common language runtime stream value equivalent of the underlying value.

System_CAPS_pubpropertyWriteTimeout

Gets or sets a value, in miliseconds, that determines how long the stream will attempt to write before timing out. (Inherited from Stream.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodAppend(OracleLob)

Appends data from the specified LOB to the current LOB.

System_CAPS_pubmethodBeginBatch()

Prevents server-side triggers from firing while performing multiple read operations.

System_CAPS_pubmethodBeginBatch(OracleLobOpenMode)

Prevents server-side triggers from firing while performing multiple read and write operations in the specified access mode.

System_CAPS_pubmethodBeginRead(Byte[], Int32, Int32, AsyncCallback, Object)

Begins an asynchronous read operation. (Consider using ReadAsync instead; see the Remarks section.)(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodBeginWrite(Byte[], Int32, Int32, AsyncCallback, Object)

Begins an asynchronous write operation. (Consider using WriteAsync instead; see the Remarks section.)(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodClone()

Creates a new OracleLob object that references the same Oracle LOB as the original OracleLob object.

System_CAPS_pubmethodClose()

Closes the current stream and releases any resources (such as sockets and file handles) associated with the current stream. Instead of calling this method, ensure that the stream is properly disposed.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyTo(Int64, OracleLob, Int64, Int64)

Copies from this OracleLob to a destination OracleLob with the specified amount of data, and the source offset.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyTo(OracleLob)

Copies from this OracleLob to a destination OracleLob.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyTo(OracleLob, Int64)

Copies from this OracleLob to a destination OracleLob with the specified amount of data.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyTo(Stream)

Reads the bytes from the current stream and writes them to another stream.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyTo(Stream, Int32)

Reads the bytes from the current stream and writes them to another stream, using a specified buffer size.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyToAsync(Stream)

Asynchronously reads the bytes from the current stream and writes them to another stream.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyToAsync(Stream, Int32)

Asynchronously reads the bytes from the current stream and writes them to another stream, using a specified buffer size.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyToAsync(Stream, Int32, CancellationToken)

Asynchronously reads the bytes from the current stream and writes them to another stream, using a specified buffer size and cancellation token.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCreateObjRef(Type)

Creates an object that contains all the relevant information required to generate a proxy used to communicate with a remote object.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodDispose()

Releases all resources used by the Stream.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEndBatch()

Allows server-side triggers to resume firing after performing multiple write operations.

System_CAPS_pubmethodEndRead(IAsyncResult)

Waits for the pending asynchronous read to complete. (Consider using ReadAsync instead; see the Remarks section.)(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEndWrite(IAsyncResult)

Ends an asynchronous write operation. (Consider using WriteAsync instead; see the Remarks section.)(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodErase()

Erases all data from this OracleLob.

System_CAPS_pubmethodErase(Int64, Int64)

Erases the specified amount of data from this OracleLob.

System_CAPS_pubmethodFlush()

Not currently supported.(Overrides Stream.Flush().)

System_CAPS_pubmethodFlushAsync()

Asynchronously clears all buffers for this stream and causes any buffered data to be written to the underlying device.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodFlushAsync(CancellationToken)

Asynchronously clears all buffers for this stream, causes any buffered data to be written to the underlying device, and monitors cancellation requests.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetLifetimeService()

Retrieves the current lifetime service object that controls the lifetime policy for this instance.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodInitializeLifetimeService()

Obtains a lifetime service object to control the lifetime policy for this instance.(Inherited from MarshalByRefObject.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodRead(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Reads a sequence of bytes from the current OracleLob stream and advances the position within the stream by the number of bytes read.(Overrides Stream.Read(Byte[], Int32, Int32).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodReadAsync(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Asynchronously reads a sequence of bytes from the current stream and advances the position within the stream by the number of bytes read.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodReadAsync(Byte[], Int32, Int32, CancellationToken)

Asynchronously reads a sequence of bytes from the current stream, advances the position within the stream by the number of bytes read, and monitors cancellation requests.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodReadByte()

Reads a byte from the stream and advances the position within the stream by one byte, or returns -1 if at the end of the stream.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSeek(Int64, SeekOrigin)

Sets the position on the current OracleLob stream.(Overrides Stream.Seek(Int64, SeekOrigin).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodSetLength(Int64)

Sets the length of the OracleLob stream to a value less than the current length.(Overrides Stream.SetLength(Int64).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodWrite(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Writes a sequence of bytes to the current OracleLob stream, and advances the current position within this stream by the number of bytes written.(Overrides Stream.Write(Byte[], Int32, Int32).)

System_CAPS_pubmethodWriteAsync(Byte[], Int32, Int32)

Asynchronously writes a sequence of bytes to the current stream and advances the current position within this stream by the number of bytes written.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodWriteAsync(Byte[], Int32, Int32, CancellationToken)

Asynchronously writes a sequence of bytes to the current stream, advances the current position within this stream by the number of bytes written, and monitors cancellation requests.(Inherited from Stream.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodWriteByte(Byte)

Writes a byte to the current position in the OracleLob stream, and advances the position within the stream by one byte.(Overrides Stream.WriteByte(Byte).)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubfieldSystem_CAPS_staticNull

Represents a null OracleLob object.

An OracleLob differs from an OracleBFile in that the data is stored on the server instead of in a physical file in the operating system. It can also be a read-write object, unlike an OracleBFile, which is always read-only.

An OracleLob may be one of these OracleType data types.

OracleType data type

Description

Blob

An Oracle BLOB data type that contains binary data with a maximum size of 4 gigabytes (GB). This maps to an Array of type Byte.

Clob

An Oracle CLOB data type that contains character data, based on the default character set on the server, with a maximum size of 4 GB. This maps to String.

NClob

An Oracle NCLOB data type that contains character data, based on the national character set on the server with a maximum size of 4 GB. This maps to String.

A .NET application developer can retrieve the Oracle LOB values into basic .NET data types, such as Array of type Byte and String, or the specialized OracleLob data type. The OracleLob class supports reading data from and writing to the Oracle LOB in the Oracle database.

The following are the main characteristics of an OracleLob data type that distinguish it from basic .NET data types:

  • After you retrieve the Oracle LOB value from the Oracle database into the OracleLob class, you can change the LOB data in an open transaction and your changes are directly reflected to the database. If you retrieve the Oracle LOB value into an Array of type Byte or String and update these arrays, your changes are not reflected to the database.

  • When you use the OracleLob class to access a chunk of a LOB value, only that chunk is passed from the Oracle database to the client. When you use the GetChars method to access a chunk of a LOB value, the entire contents of the value are passed from the Oracle database to the client.

To obtain an OracleLob object, call the GetOracleLob method.

You can construct an OracleLob that is NULL using this format:

OracleLob myLob = OracleLob.Null;

This technique is used primarily to test whether a LOB returned from the server is NULL, as this example illustrates:

If(myLob == OracleLob.Null)

A NULL LOB behaves similarly to a zero-byte LOB in that Read succeeds and always returns zero bytes.

Selecting a LOB column that contains a null value returns Null.

You must begin a transaction before obtaining a temporary LOB. Otherwise, the OracleDataReader may fail to obtain data later.

You can also open a temporary LOB in Oracle by calling the DBMS_LOB.CREATETEMPORARY system stored procedure and binding a LOB output parameter. On the client side, a temporary LOB behaves like a table-based LOB. For example, to update the temporary LOB, it must be enclosed in a transaction.

The following C# example demonstrates how to open a temporary LOB.

OracleConnection connection = new OracleConnection("server=MyServer; integrated security=yes;");
connection.Open();
OracleTransaction transaction = connection.BeginTransaction();
OracleCommand command = connection.CreateCommand();
command.Transaction = transaction;
command.CommandText = "declare xx blob; begin dbms_lob.createtemporary(xx, false, 0); :tempblob := xx; end;";
command.Parameters.Add(new OracleParameter("tempblob", OracleType.Blob)).Direction = ParameterDirection.Output;
command.ExecuteNonQuery();
OracleLob tempLob = (OracleLob)command.Parameters[0].Value;
byte[] tempbuff = new byte[10000];
tempLob.BeginBatch(OracleLobOpenMode.ReadWrite);
tempLob.Write(tempbuff,0,tempbuff.Length);
tempLob.EndBatch();
command.Parameters.Clear();
command.CommandText = "MyTable.MyProc";
command.CommandType = CommandType.StoredProcedure;  
command.Parameters.Add(new OracleParameter("ImportDoc", OracleType.Blob)).Value = tempLob;
command.ExecuteNonQuery();
transaction.Commit();
connection.Close
System_CAPS_noteNote

The inherited WriteByte method fails if used with character data, and an InvalidOperationException is thrown. Use the Write method instead.

Temporary LOBs are only closed when the connection is closed, but with pooling and under load, temporary LOBs do not close. This can be resolved by disposing the temporary LOB, by invoking tempLob.Dispose().

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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