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I have to store data of size more then 3000 characters. Is it better to store into database fields directly?
or store it as a BLOB OR CLOB data in db fields?

I may update the data frequently.

Is it efficent if i keep those data in xml file and store it in location of web server? so that i read xml file everytime.

Kindly provide solution for this and minimal database communication.

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If it's really large character data, I'd CLOB it. And if it's being updated regularly, I wouldn't want the overhead of reading, writing, and re-reading XML files.
 
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