It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

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.


1 answer

1 accepted

Comments for this post are closed

Community moderators have prevented the ability to post new answers.

Post a new question

7 votes
Answer accepted

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. :-)

Community showcase
Posted in Europe

Lakshmi Remani, Krisztian Kovacs; Adaptavist: Video and Slides online

Thanks to Lakshmi for her remarkable debut performance as a community presenter and for Krisztian for giving us the deep dive into Adaptavist's pioneering migration of a large-scale enterprise to the...

74 views 0 0
View post

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you