Subject Re: [firebird-support] Correct syntax to set field position
Author Ann W. Harrison
Salvatore Besso wrote:

> Then I have opened the database with IBExpert and I have tried to edit a
> record and the affected fields didn't appear padded, instead they appeared
> perfectly trimmed in the edit boxes as they were before.

I'm sorry - mental atrophy has set in on me - with varchars, the padding
is in the physical representation before the record is written to disk -
of course your application continues to see the data at its specified
length. Glad that worked for you.