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how to turn BLOB back to be readable text?

 8:36 am on Sep 26, 2010 (gmt 0)


I have a mysql table with columns "author_name" (such as Apple) and "text".

In localhost, the text displays very well in phpMyAdmin, however when I uploaded everything to my host, the value in the columns suddenly become "[BLOB]".

Everything still works fine, but i can't access those data directly from my phpMyAdmin anymore.

do you know how to turn [BLOB] back to a readable text?

thanks for your help.



 10:54 am on Sep 26, 2010 (gmt 0)

I'm no expert, but it seems to me that your problem lies in the area of "charset"
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1">

If the rendered web page is not on the same wavelength as the Db Table, what you describe is quite possible.


 12:11 pm on Sep 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

thanks! it's exactly what happened.

I've changed the Collation setting in PhpMyAdmin and adjust the encoding. It's displayed without any problems now.

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