[freetds] row data length
james.harper at bendigoit.com.au
Thu Jan 26 17:38:14 EST 2006
According to http://www.freetds.org/tds.html:
"Row data starts with one byte (decimal 209), for variable length types,
a one byte length field precedes the data, for fixed length records just
the data appears."
This says to me that variable length types (eg varchar) are limited to
255 bytes, which doesn't sound right. I've used varchar fields of up to
a few k before without problems. Maybe the 209 record is only for older
tds protocols, but then I can't see something that supersedes it...
I can look at the source or do packet traces and figure out what's
really going on but if someone here can tell me then it would save me
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