Subject Re: [IBO] IBO sees different VarText size than IBConsole?
Author Jason Wharton
Unless I can reproduce this I cannot proceed. It sounds like a fluke issue
to me.

Jason Wharton
CPS - Mesa AZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lukas Zeller" <luz_info@...>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 06, 2001 1:29 AM
Subject: [IBO] IBO sees different VarText size than IBConsole?

> Hello,
> yesterday, I spent quite some to track down a bug which had to do with
> VarChar field sizes.
> I have a field in a table that was created as VARCHAR(20).
> When I dump the metadata with IBConsole, I still see VARCHAR(20).
> However, when looking at the table with IB_WISQL, it shows
> VarText(22) there.
> So, IBO controls allow up to 22 chars to be input in this column.
> In consequence, a stored procedure that tried to fetch this
> column INTO a VARCHAR(20) caused a "string truncation" exception.
> Why and what is this difference between IBConsole metadata and
> IBO's view? This happened only to one VARCHAR(20) field; I
> have several others that result as expected in a VarText(20)
> in IBO. I can reproduce the scenario by building the database
> anew from SQL scripts, but as this is a quite complicated
> sequence I haven't tried to extract the single table yet
> (but I will if it helps to solve the mistery...)
> Thanks for any answer in advance!
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