PipelineBuffer.GetBytes Method

Gets the array of bytes stored in a buffer column.

This API is not CLS-compliant. 

Namespace:  Microsoft.SqlServer.Dts.Pipeline
Assembly:  Microsoft.SqlServer.PipelineHost (in Microsoft.SqlServer.PipelineHost.dll)


<CLSCompliantAttribute(False)> _
Public Function GetBytes ( _
    columnIndex As Integer _
) As Byte()
Dim instance As PipelineBuffer
Dim columnIndex As Integer
Dim returnValue As Byte()

returnValue = instance.GetBytes(columnIndex)
public byte[] GetBytes(
    int columnIndex
array<unsigned char>^ GetBytes(
    int columnIndex
member GetBytes : 
        columnIndex:int -> byte[] 
public function GetBytes(
    columnIndex : int
) : byte[]


Return Value

Type: array<System.Byte[]
The array of bytes stored in the buffer column.


The GetBytes method retrieves the array of bytes from the buffer column.

This method works with the DT_BYTES data type in Integration Services.

If the value column is null, the PipelineBuffer produces a ColumnIsNullException. Check for null by calling the IsNull method.

For a complete list of Integration Services data types and the corresponding Get and Set methods of the PipelineBuffer class to use with each type, see Working with Data Types in the Data Flow.