Subject Re: [Firebird-Architect] GUID Key Fields
Author Kevin Berry
OK, if you say so... BUT... this doesn't mean that
you won't run into problems using source code
libraries and frameworks that manipulate the fields.
The particular problem I ran into was manipulating the
"GUID" value inside code- not within the database
stored procedures etc. I'd prefer to be able to
simply retrieve a value directly into a GUID variable
type so that any of my code can handle it as such.

I don't want a "hack" of a solution- just clean
support for it within Firebird. I'm prepared to
wait... I don't need it right now. In fact I'm not
switching over to Firebird just yet. I'll wait until
it has the support that I need and then I'll start
using it extensively. Right now I'm just playing with
it. MS SQL Server is my "preferred" database at this
point in time.


--- "Ann W. Harrison" <aharrison@...> wrote:
> Kevin Berry wrote:
> >
> > The problem with CHAR(16) fields (been there done
> > that!) is that you run into problems with special
> > characters- e.g. ASCII 0 terminates the string
> etc.
> Not with character set OCTET.
> Regards,
> Ann

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