Subject Re: [firebird-support] Characterset of systemtabels
Author Daniel Rail

At August 25, 2003, 13:31, Walter Neumann wrote:

> Since the last update, I recieve, if I restore the database the error message
> 'arithmetic exception, overflow or string truncation'. Examining the
> database, I can see that the error comes from the table RDB$EXCEPTIONS. The
> database use the characterset WIN1252. The characterset of all the sytem
> tables seems to be UNICODE FSS. So gbak has troubles to restore the
> exceptions. Should I change the characterset of the exception table?

No. Usually, the error that you mention, occurs if a string is
actually longer than what can actually be stored. Do you happen to
have defined a custom exception?

Best regards,
Daniel Rail
Senior System Engineer
ACCRA Group Inc. (
ACCRA Med Software Inc. (