CREATEOUTSTREAM Function (BLOB)

Creates an OutStream object for a binary large object (BLOB). This enables you to write data to the BLOB.

Syntax


Blob.CreateOutStream(Stream [,TextEncoding.value])  

Parameters

Blob
Type: Variable

The BLOB variable for which you are creating the OutStream object.

Stream
Type: OutStream

The OutStream object type that has been created.

TextEncoding
Value: MsDos, UTF8, UTF16, or Windows

Optionally, you can specify the encoding on the stream. By specifying the text encoding, you ensure that all the language-specific characters are represented correctly in Dynamics NAV when you read data and write data. The following example illustrates how you can set the encoding to Windows when you create a stream for a BLOB field.

MyTable.MyBLOBfield.CREATEOUTSTREAM(MyStream, TextEncoding.WINDOWS)  

For more information, see Text Encoding.

See Also

BLOB Data Type
InStream and OutStream Data Types
How to: Use Streams to Write to Text Files
Text Encoding