update query with Freetds
tom at sdf.com
Sat Sep 9 18:37:05 EDT 2000
On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, Mark Schaal wrote:
> > >*nodnod* Seen it, sweated over it, stuck it on a TODO list for my
> > >Copious Free Time (tm) . Our theory is that the MS SQL server uses \0,
> > >or NULs to mark the end of a string in a fixed length field.
> Yes, our MS SQL here returns a string 'dog' as a length 4 string 'dog\000'.
> Don't know if Sybase is the same. I haven't reviewed the issue, but
> it might be a lose/lose situation because some client programs
> expect strings to be null terminated.
It is a bug. FreeTDS 0.47 never had this problem. The problem appeared
somewhere around FreeTDS 0.50 and has supposedly been fixed in the CVS
code. I'm using 0.47 until a new release is finally made.
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