Does export of data support blob data types?

I’m exporting data from my database using Ant target with diffTypes set to “data”. It is working fine except that it does not export data of blob data type correctly. For instance, here’s a change set generated for a row in the database:




The column “data” is of BLOB data type (in MySQL), and for that particular row, it contains about 200 bytes of binary data. Yet, the exported data shows some sort of encoded string, which doesn’t seem meaningful. 

Is this an indication that the data export tool does not support blob data type, or is there some way to make this work?

Thanks in advance for help.


It does not support blog exports currently. I’ve thought about it a few times, but not enough to figure out what changes it would require or what format to best import/export with.