Subject Re: [firebird-support] Watchout for long aliases...
Author Lester Caine
Valentin Samko wrote:

>>>While we all know there's a 32 character limit on field names,
> HB> You meant 31-character, right?
>>>it silently applies to aliases as well...

The field size in the system tables is 31 characters - hence the limit

> Is there any chance that this restriction will be removed in FireBird
> 2, or future versions, or at least increased to something more
> reasonable?

The SQL2003 spec is up to 64 characters - with anything less also
acceptable. Not sure that it needs to be that big, but since the system
table structure will need to be re-written if the limit is changed
taking it to the limit would seem sensible.

Lester Caine
L.S.Caine Electronic Services