I have added a description to the CVS and it will appear in 7.2.  It is
in the development docs now.

> Hi Barry,
> 
> I looked in the postgresql documentation and couldn't find any mention
> of a "bytea" type. Well actually, I found ..
> 
> $ grep -i bytea *
> bki-commands.html:>bytea</TT
> catalog-pg-proc.html:>bytea</TT
> xfunc-c.html:>bytea</TD
> xfunc-c.html:>(bytea *)</TD
> 
> but no real info on what it is, or no mention of it in the main types page.
> Anyway, I think I'm fine for now, stipping the null chars from my data.
> 
> Tom.
> 
> On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 09:17:19PM -0700, Barry Lind wrote:
> > Thomas,
> > 
> > The text datatypes in postgres (i.e. char, varchar, text) do not support 
> > storing null characters.  If your data contains nulls then you need to 
> > use the binary datatype bytea.  Unfortunately the JDBC drivers do not 
> > currently support the bytea datatype.
> > 
> > thanks,
> > --Barry
> > 
> > Thomas O'Dowd wrote:
> > > I found problem. My string has a null character in the middle of it. I
> > > noticed from the Connection.java code that the null character idicates
> > > end of query so I guess that is what is happening. I'll strip out my
> > > null strings in the mean time as they are not needed before sending them
> > > to the driver but I'm wondering if the preparedStatement.setString() 
> > > shouldn't escape nulls or something. It already escapes single quotes and
> > > backslashes. What do people think?
> > > 
> > > Cheers,
> > > 
> > > Tom.
> > > 
> > > On Wed, Aug 29, 2001 at 08:53:31AM +0900, Thomas O'Dowd wrote:
> > > 
> > >>Thanks Barry,
> > >>
> > >>I turned on debugging in postgresql. I found that the query is being truncated
> > >>and is not fully making it to the backend, therefore I'm getting the 
> > >>Unterminated string error. I'll have a look into why and report back if
> > >>I find anything.
> > >>
> > >>Cheers,
> > >>
> > >>Tom.
> > >>
> > >>On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 12:56:50PM -0700, Barry Lind wrote:
> > >>
> > >>>Thomas,
> > >>>
> > >>>If you turn on debug messages on the server to print out the SQL 
> > >>>statements it receives you should be able to get the exact string that 
> > >>>the server is receiving from the client and failing on.  That might help 
> > >>>you find the problem.
> > >>>
> > >>>thanks,
> > >>>--Barry
> > >>>
> > >>>Thomas O'Dowd wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>>>Hi all,
> > >>>>
> > >>>>I'm currently chasing down a bug. Wonder if anyone can throw some light
> > >>>>on it. I get the following exception.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>An I/O error has occured while flushing the output - Exception: 
>java.io.IOException: Connection reset by peer
> > >>>>Stack Trace:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>java.io.IOException: Connection reset by peer
> > >>>>        at java.net.SocketOutputStream.socketWrite(Native Method)
> > >>>>        at java.net.SocketOutputStream.write(SocketOutputStream.java:83)
> > >>>>        at 
>java.io.BufferedOutputStream.flushBuffer(BufferedOutputStream.java:72)
> > >>>>        at java.io.BufferedOutputStream.flush(BufferedOutputStream.java:130)
> > >>>>        at org.postgresql.PG_Stream.flush(PG_Stream.java:414)
> > >>>>        at org.postgresql.Connection.ExecSQL(Connection.java:479)
> > >>>>        at org.postgresql.jdbc2.Statement.execute(Statement.java:294)
> > >>>>        at org.postgresql.jdbc2.Statement.executeUpdate(Statement.java:78)
> > >>>>        at 
>org.postgresql.jdbc2.PreparedStatement.executeUpdate(PreparedStatement.java:122)
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>>And in the postgresql.log file I get...
> > >>>>
> > >>>>ERROR:  Unterminated quoted string
> > >>>>FATAL 1:  Socket command type 
> > >>>> unknown
> > >>>>
> > >>>>But I'm pretty sure that my strings are quoted properly. That is to say that
> > >>>>there are about 90 escaped single quotes in a string I'm inserting also though.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Anyone seen this before? I'm currently using a version of the driver
> > >>>>that I compiled from cvs on the 18th of Jun. Was anything patched since
> > >>>>that might effect this?
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Anyway, I've been digging around for quite a while now so I thought I'd
> > >>>>shoot the list a mail before going to bed.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>Tom.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>
> > >>>
> > >>-- 
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