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BINARY

Casts the input to a binary datatype. There is usually no visible effect on the printed value; what changes is the rules for comparison and sorting.

Syntax

BINARY( input )

Return Type

A binary object.

Examples

SELECT 'ohai' = 'OHAI', BINARY('ohai') = 'OHAI';
+-----------------+-------------------------+
| 'ohai' = 'OHAI' | BINARY('ohai') = 'OHAI' |
+-----------------+-------------------------+
|               1 |                       0 |
+-----------------+-------------------------+