Example: "The database administrator created a CLOB field to store large text entries."

CLOB is short for "Character Large Object." It is a data type used to store large amounts of character data. CLOBs are supported by several modern database management systems (DBMSes), though some SQL operations cannot be used on CLOB fields. The CLOB data type is similar to a BLOB, but is used for storing text rather than binary data.

Updated: July 2, 2009

Definition from the PC Glossary