Storing erlang terms in RDMBS

Matthew Palmer <>
Sat May 30 02:36:18 CEST 2009

On Fri, May 29, 2009 at 11:53:39AM +0530, Koushik Narayanan wrote:
> What is the right way to store erlang terms in a RDBMS accessed using
> the odbc application.
> Since the sql_param function takes a string as query argument, how do 
> we write a binary and more importantly fetch it back ?
> One naive idea would be to base64 the binary, but that is ineffecient 
> and surely there should be a better way.

binary_to_list(term_to_binary(Term)) would be my first stab at it.

- Matt

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