BLOB (binary large object) file in Cobol .DAT file


Can Cobol possibly store a BLOB object into an Indexed File?? Say a
jpeg/gif/png file stored in a single field. I'm using MF NetExpress.

A workaround of this nature would be to store the "filename (including
the \directory)" of the jpeg/gif/png in a PIC X(255) data
identifier.... then during viewing it by retrieving the file from the
READ statement.

This time I wanted to physically (if you might call it) load the jpeg/
gif/png file into the .DAT file.

Any solution to this problem?