Hi<BR><BR>I am new to MySQL (used to Access) and am trying to display the value of a blob field...<BR><BR>I&#039;m just doing the same as I would for a text field or a memo field in access, but the text comes out as "?" marks, and the odd other character dotted here and there. The data is definitely OK in the table as I&#039;ve checked, so I assume there is something wrong with the way I&#039;m selecting it.<BR><BR>Any ideas?<BR><BR>Thanks in advance<BR><BR>Pete