At present we can't work with SQL Columns of type 'xml' when connecting up using ESS. This is a bit of a pain, it would be great to have native capability to manipulate these types of fields/columns using ESS natively.
Which external RDMS? Can you define and attach a VIEW which converts it to text/varchar?
The RDMS which led me to make this request would be MSSQL, but I guess the concept would carry across any platform.
There's been a fairly in-depth discussion on this topic here:
I would particularly like to see support for Binary data fields, so we can store graphic, document and video content in SQL and access easily via Filemaker.
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