Subject AW: [firebird-support] Re: varchar fields and memory
Author Steffen Heil

> Page 165 Transport accross the Network
> with 1.5 VarChar data is (are ??) not padded, sent is length and unpadded

His questions was about memory usage, not traffic.

> do I use 1 MB of client station memory to return 1000 records even if
> they contain on average 50 characters? or do I use 50 kB?
> Does server internally use 100 MB to perform grouping from 100.000
> records?

And I would be interested in an answer also.