EclipseLink/UserGuide/MOXy/Simple Values/Special Schema Types/Binary Types

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Binary Types

There are a few extra things to consider when mapping to fields of type byte[ ] or Byte[].


byte [] versus Byte[]

Unlike other Java primitive/wrapper types, Eclipselink differentiates between byte[] (primitive) and Byte[] (wrapper) data types. By default, byte[] will marshal to a single "blob" of XML, whereas Byte[] will marshal each byte as its own element.