Subject Re: [firebird-support] Dedicated Servers
Author Daniel Rail

At September 11, 2003, 06:47, Richard Pendered wrote:
> Converting the long varchars to blobs to reduce bandwidth make a lot sense
> as the data packet will not contain the data of the field, just the blob
> identifier which is pretty small.

That's always a good decision.

> varchars are also (I believe) sent in the
> packet as their full width, not the data only part (ie a varchar(50) with 10
> chars of text will be sent with the extra 40 spaces on the end).

This has been fixed in FB 1.5, and it works. And, the protocol is
planned to be revised for FB 2.0 for even better performance.

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