Subject RE: [firebird-support] arithmetic exception, numeric overflow, or string truncation
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 12:41 PM 11/10/2004, Chad Z. Hower wrote:

>:: >When I do an insert or an update, if any of the
>:: > strings are too long this error occurs.
>:: It's FB, been like that since IB 4 at least.
>This really sucks. Can someone consider this as a VERY welcome feature
>change in the future?

The error is thrown from a wide number of places. In many of
them, the original context is completely lost - intermediate
results of arithmetic expressions and the like. The fact that
the message doesn't specify whether the value was a string or a
number may suggest how completely the SQL context is lost when
the error is detected.