[freetds] bcp/datacopy bit columns TDS 5.0

James K. Lowden jklowden at freetds.org
Fri May 16 20:42:21 EDT 2014

On Fri, 9 May 2014 19:58:43 +0000
John Kendall <john at capps.com> wrote:

> I'm using Sybase (TDS 5) and am running into a problem using datacopy
> (from 0.91) when a table has more than one bit column. 
> SRV/usr/pw/tempdb/bob2 Msg 4837, Level 16, State 2
>           Server 'SRV', Line 1
>                   Bad row data received from the client while bulk
> copying into object 1328007762 in database 2. Received a row of
> length 4 while maximum possible row length is 3.
>    "bcp currently broken for BIT type in TDS 5.0"  
>    http://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/freetds/2006q4/020788.html

I know the topic the moment I read the title.  I still remember
researching that problem.  It's never been fixed, of that I'm sure.  

At least you know where you stand.  :-/


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