Subject RE: [IBO] Length of string fields in a IBOQuery
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> I'm testing the latest releases of IBObjects right now, which support
> unicode.
> To port my application I took the easiest way and replaced TStringField by
> TWideStringField in all *.dfm and *.pas files, which worked fine.
> Today I noticed a difference, though. A difference regarding the size,
> compared to a field, which I add via a IBOQuery.
> In the database one of the fields is defined as "varchar (30)". That was
> also the size with the older release of IBObjects. If I delete this field
> from the query and add it again with the current release (build 9), the
> field is being added with a size of 120. A "varchar (50)" with the size
> 200 etc.
> Are the new values correct and caused by unicode support or so?
> Does it mean, that I have to remove and add all string fields via a
> IBOQuery again, so the previous sizes are set to the new values?

The size you are seeing is the size in bytes.

It is possible there is a problem but I need more details from you to know
if what you are seeing is a proper indication of bytes or if it should be
showing the size in characters.

Jason LeRoy Wharton