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Ian Ringrose asked

How do you store a GUID in an Oracle database?

It is easy to store a GUID in a SQL Server database, but how do you store one in an Oracle Database?

What are the pros and cons of each option?

What effect do they have on your usage of Ado.net?

What effect do they have on data DataSets that have GUID columns?

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Jonah H. Harris answered

Unfortunately, Oracle does not provide a native UUID data type. As such, you'll often see RAW(16) or VARCHAR2 used to store GUID/UUID data. As for using it from ADO, I've never had a problem.

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I have found in the past that ADO will not automaticity convert GUID columns in a dataset to/from RAW(16) or VARCHAR2 columns in a oracle database.
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Ian, you are correct, I had to do the conversion. While I haven't used it in awhile, I don't believe there is any automatic conversion.
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