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Bug #21178 Empty string converted to null using bind function
Submitted: 2002-12-25 04:14 UTC Modified: 2003-02-20 08:00 UTC
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From: pvy at novosoft dot ru Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: MSSQL related
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: windows 2000/sp3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-12-25 04:14 UTC] pvy at novosoft dot ru
Hello!
I use next way for call sp:
$sp=mssql_init("sp");
mssql_bind($sp,"stringdata",'',SQL_VARCHAR);
mssql_execute...

when param 'stringdata' passed to stored procedure, we
got null instead empty string.
I don't specify is_null paramether for mssql_bind function.
by default this paramether is false.


vladimir
Novosibirsk

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 [2007-06-21 10:08 UTC] smargroth at hotmail dot com
This bug is still present in PHP5.1 and in WinXP.

All empty strings are always converted to NULL by "mssql_bind", although $is_null argument is set to false.

This bug is very annoying, as empty string is normal and valid value, and is different from NULL value. I have non-NULL-able columns, and I cannot insert empty strings because of this stupid bug.
 
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