Monday, May 4, 2009

Image Preview in ISQL

Here's a sweet new feature in SQL Anywhere 11 that didn't make it into the "What's New" section (or anywhere else) in the Help: Image Preview in dbisql.

The following SELECT includes a LONG BINARY column holding JPEG images. In Version 10 dbisql it shows up as "0xffd8ffe000104a46..." but in Version 11 it appears as "(IMAGE)":

Select one of the (IMAGE) cells and click on the "..." ellipsis button, and you get this:

Like I said, sweet! Sure beats zero-ex-eff-eff-dee-eight-blah-blah-blah...

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