Django model Oracle BLOB update field
Today I was using Django 1.3 with an existing Oracle database and got the following Oracle error in Django Admin when trying to save a form that updates a model class that refers to a BLOB type column:
ORA-01465: invalid hex number
The afforementioned model was using a simple models.TextField that works fine to display the BLOB data (currently holding XML data). So my approach to fix this problem was to create a custom column Field for my model that extended this class models.TextField. I've used the following code:
class OracleBlobField(models.TextField):def get_placeholder(self, value, connection):return "UTL_RAW.CAST_TO_RAW(%s)"
With this code, your model's SQL UPDATE will convert the String you are submitting into a raw value in Oracle that saves the data correctly.
Then on you Django Model just use it, such as:
object_blob = OracleBlobField()
Hope it helps.