# Type Alias arrow::array::BinaryArray

``pub type BinaryArray = GenericByteArray<GenericBinaryType<i32>>;``
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A `GenericBinaryArray` of `[u8]` using `i32` offsets

The byte length of each element is represented by an i32.

## §Examples

Create a BinaryArray from a vector of byte slices.

``````use arrow_array::{Array, BinaryArray};
let values: Vec<&[u8]> =
vec![b"one", b"two", b"", b"three"];
let array = BinaryArray::from_vec(values);
assert_eq!(4, array.len());
assert_eq!(b"one", array.value(0));
assert_eq!(b"two", array.value(1));
assert_eq!(b"", array.value(2));
assert_eq!(b"three", array.value(3));``````

Create a BinaryArray from a vector of Optional (null) byte slices.

``````use arrow_array::{Array, BinaryArray};
let values: Vec<Option<&[u8]>> =
vec![Some(b"one"), Some(b"two"), None, Some(b""), Some(b"three")];
let array = BinaryArray::from_opt_vec(values);
assert_eq!(5, array.len());
assert_eq!(b"one", array.value(0));
assert_eq!(b"two", array.value(1));
assert_eq!(b"", array.value(3));
assert_eq!(b"three", array.value(4));
assert!(!array.is_null(0));
assert!(!array.is_null(1));
assert!(array.is_null(2));
assert!(!array.is_null(3));
assert!(!array.is_null(4));``````

See `GenericByteArray` for more information and examples

## Aliased Type§

``struct BinaryArray { /* private fields */ }``