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Bug #11923 when you access char(2000),i only get 255 bytes data, why ?
Submitted: 2001-07-06 05:14 UTC Modified: 2002-07-08 01:00 UTC
Votes:3
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.8
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
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From: chenwumail at 163 dot net Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: MSSQL related
PHP Version: 4.0.5 OS: Windows2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-07-06 05:14 UTC] chenwumail at 163 dot net
when you access char(2000),i only get 255 bytes data, why ? 

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 [2001-07-06 05:19 UTC] chenwumail at 163 dot net
My SQL Server is SQL Server 2000,
My PHP is PHP 4.05
My OS is windows 2000
My table name is news,defined like:

keyword varchar(2000),
content text

I can save data to keyword but when i get is ,it only 255 bytes, I view database, data is true save in table.


example:

$result=mssql_query("select keyword from news");
print strlent(mssql_result($result,0,0));

-------
255

 [2002-02-07 23:45 UTC] ollie at cronky dot net
Its to with the TDS protocol (used for connecting to MSSQL/Sybase) apparently.  On windows its out of date and therefore doesn't support more that 255 chars, you can use a convert statement (to convert the output of the column to text) or just change the datatype to text.

Or use the ODBC functions.
 [2002-06-07 11:02 UTC] k.schroeder@php.net
Does this working for you?
 [2002-07-08 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2002-08-07 02:49 UTC] mbretter at jawa dot at
not a bug in php, a bug in microsoft.

This is a limitation of the db-libraray of mssql.

Try select cast (keyword as text) from news
 [2004-01-07 11:00 UTC] Roland dot Grassmann at Jungheinrich dot de
It's not a bug, it's a feature...

Microsoft does not support access to any MS SQL Server >6.5 features by use of isql and db-library which seems to be used by php_mssql.dll.

See:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/acdata/ac_8_mta_01_5cmk.asp

This means:
* no varchar etc with lengths > 255
* no unicode (ntext, nchar, nvarchar) fields.

If anyone finds a solution, please mail me!

Thanx,

Roland
 [2005-02-26 18:30 UTC] hollmanlp at gmail dot com
anyone found the solution????

thanks.
 
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