binary function

Casts the value of expr to BINARY.

Syntax

binary(expr)

Arguments

  • expr: Any expression that that can be cast to BINARY.

Returns

A BINARY.

This function is a synonym for CAST(expr AS BINARY).

See cast function for details.

Examples

> SELECT binary('Spark SQL');
 [53 70 61 72 6B 20 53 51 4C]

> SELECT binary(1984);
 [00 00 07 C0]