My thanks to Dave Clegg for his response to my problem of not being able
to correctly insert/retrieve BLOBs via jConnect and OSG.

The bottom line from Dave is: "Suspect that the tricky part may be that
you need to set a connection
property "LITERAL_PARAMS" = "true" -- OSG was not properly handling
input parameters
to language commands".

It now works perfectly!!! In case you don't know how to set a
connection property here's how to do it while getting the connection.

Properties properties = new Properties();
properties.put ("LITERAL_PARAMS", "true");
properties.put ("user", "my_user_name"); // Login name.
properties.put ("password", "my_password"); // Password.

// Open a connection to the Sybase database.
Connection connection = DriverManager.getConnection(
sybUrl, // The URL string. ex:
properties); // The properties defined above.

If a message like this had been posted here it would have saved me
probably two weeks of lost time. That's why I'm posting it.

Once again thanks Dave!!!!!