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Bug #62054 Column size is not reserved for all UNION
Submitted: 2012-05-17 13:28 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:35 UTC
From: s-php at ertel-net dot de Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: MySQLi related
PHP Version: 5.3.13 OS: Ubuntu
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-05-17 13:28 UTC] s-php at ertel-net dot de
When I concatenate two queries with UNION an there are static strings in the queries, mysqli only reserves a big enough variable for the strings in the first query.
If there are static strings in the other queries after the UNION, the strings are just cut off.

Test script:
$stmt = $this->mysqli->prepare("SELECT 'read' AS Action FROM tbl1
SELECT CASE status WHEN 0 THEN 'request-received' WHEN 1 THEN 'confirmed' WHEN 2 THEN 'x' END AS Action FROM tbl2");


  echo $action . " ";

Expected result:
expected output is: read request-received confirmed

Actual result:
actual output is: read request-recei confirmed

The "request-received" is cut off!


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 [2012-07-02 13:36 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2012-07-02 13:36 UTC]
99% sure: Server bug, not a client issue.

Please, report column type information retrieved on the MySQL prompt when preparing the statement using SQL PREPARE and then executing it. Log in to the MySQL prompt using --column-type-info option to see the meta data reported by the server.
 [2012-07-02 18:47 UTC] s-php at ertel-net dot de
Sorry, column names changed. But I guess this should be no problem for you.

mysql> PREPARE x from "SELECT 'read' AS Action FROM friends UNION SELECT CASE status WHEN 0 THEN 'request-received' WHEN 1 THEN 'confirmed' WHEN 2 THEN 'x' END AS Action FROM friends";
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.00 sec)
Statement prepared

mysql> execute x;
Field   1:  `Action`
Catalog:    `def`
Database:   ``
Table:      ``
Org_table:  ``
Type:       VAR_STRING
Collation:  utf8_general_ci (33)
Length:     48
Max_length: 16
Decimals:   0

| Action           |
| read             |
| confirmed        |
| request-received |
| x                |
4 rows in set (0.00 sec)
 [2013-02-18 00:35 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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 [2013-02-19 13:01 UTC] s-php at ertel-net dot de
The bug still exists in PHP.
I provided all information as requested. What do you still need?
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