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From "Tobias Hilka" <thi...@vps.de>
Subject Importing binary data using data.xml
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2008 14:27:27 GMT


we are facing the requirement to initialize our database not only with
textual data but also with binary data (mostly xml data). 


We have a running database with the initial data on MSSQL 2005 and we need
to have the same for Oracle. We used the datadump mechanism provided by
torque to get the data from the MSSQL database. But the binary data is

Is there any possibility to handle binary data using torque with the
datadump and insert-sql tasks?


Another problem with the datadump task are special characters. Is there any
possibility to give some codepage to the datadump task?


The format of date values generated by datadump is  "2008-01-01
20:00:00.123". When I tried to insert the datadump result into the MSSQL
database again, the MSSQL server does not understand this format, since the
server is running on a german system. Any chance to add the format as a


For the binary problem I was thinking about using some tool like DBUnit,
which (as far as I read) can import binary data into tables. Does anyone
have any experience with this?


Thanks for your help,




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