[freetds] trailing spaces

Dan Wierenga dan at hornytoad.com
Wed May 26 13:50:22 EDT 2004

I'm having the same problem with Perl connecting to SQL Server 2K via DBI and 
DBD::Sybase.   If anyone has a solution for that I'd love to hear it.

I'm just beginning development so I could definitely code around that.  But I'd 
rather not sprinkle rtrim() functions all over my SQL code if I can get away 
with it.


P.S.  Setting up freetds on FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE was a breeze thanks to the docs 
and the list archives.  Thanks to everyone who contributed to that (you know who 
you are)!

Michael Sims wrote:

> RCS Computers wrote:
>>I have found several posts that talk about trailing spaces in output
>>from the freetds driver.  I am connecting to a sybase database with
> [...]
>>Some things I have read suggest changing the DB structure.  That is
>>not an option.
> [...]
>>So, I would like to know if I can change the freetds in some way,
>>either configuration or recompiliation, so that it mimics the Sybase
>>ODBC driver and trims the data of spaces automatically?
> Which PHP extension are you using with FreeTDS?  Is it the mssql extension,
> the sybase extension, or the sybase-ct extension?  The latter two extensions
> (and possibly all three, I'm not sure) used to trim trailing spaces but this
> was changed around PHP 4.3.3 or so.  This broke a lot of my stuff at the
> time so I maintain a local patch to PHP to restore the old trimming
> behavior.  I'd be glad to explain more offlist if you think you can use
> this.
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Dan Wierenga
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