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Bug #50811 mssql_bind fails to bind parameters greater than 256 characters long
Submitted: 2010-01-20 23:05 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:34 UTC
Avg. Score:4.6 ± 0.5
Reproduced:7 of 7 (100.0%)
Same Version:4 (57.1%)
Same OS:3 (42.9%)
From: paul at dezinnia dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: MSSQL related
PHP Version: 5.2.12 OS: Windows Vista
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-01-20 23:05 UTC] paul at dezinnia dot com
using the mssql database extension, i am attempting to bind a parameter 
of type nvarchar(1999) to a stored procedure.  Everything works as 
expected except when the length of the parameter exceeds 256 chracters.  

In the case of a parameter length in excess of 256 characters the 
following message is returned by the DB server.  "Procedure or function 
'FunctionName' expects parameter '@ParameterName', which was not 

Reproduce code:
From manual page: function.mssql-bind

this code won't reproduce the bug since you don't have access to my database...but i'm including it here so you you can be sure i'm not just getting a syntax error...

$sp = mssql_init("dbo.AddSnippet", $db);

$b = mssql_bind($sp, "@SnippetName", $snippetName, SQLVARCHAR, false, false, 120);
$b = mssql_bind($sp, "@SnippetDescription", $snippetDescription, SQLVARCHAR, false, false, 480);
$b = mssql_bind($sp, "@SnippetContent", $snippetContent, SQLVARCHAR, false, false, 1999);
$b = mssql_bind($sp, "@tagstring", $tagstring, SQLVARCHAR, false, false, 1999);
$b = mssql_bind($sp, "@TagUserID", $tagUserID, SQLINT4);


Expected result:
The stored procedure should add a record to the database and is designed 
to store nvarchar values of lengths up to 1999 characters.

Actual result:
When the parameter length exceeds 256 characters, an error occurs.  

When the parameter length is <=256 characters, no error occurs.


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 [2010-03-18 16:40 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2010-03-18 16:40 UTC]
Does mssql_bind() issue any warning or return false?
 [2013-02-18 00:34 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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