Store big string in Active Object data


We are trying to use Active Object to store the data needed by our plugin.
When we try to store an base64 encode of an image we get the following exception:

org.h2.jdbc.JdbcSQLException: Value too long for column "ATTRIBUTES VARCHAR(255)"


Currently, Atlassian's Active Object framework does not support binary large objects (BLOBs). 

How can we overcome this limitation?

Using the local file system is not a valid solution for Data Center plugin.


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Mark the field with:


From the javadoc of StringLength:

an unlimited-length string is stored as the corresponding "long string" database type (TEXT, CLOB, etc. depending on the database provider)

Thanks! For future readers: the annotation goes on the setter to be precise.

Works as advertised. As a side note, adding this to a String setter used in postgres DB does not seem to alter the existing data, only open up for more. Thumbs up. :-)

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