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Re: php and Postgres 7.2

From: Andrew McMillan <andrew(at)catalyst(dot)net(dot)nz>
To: rudi <rudi(at)oasis(dot)net(dot)au>
Cc: pgsql-php(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: php and Postgres 7.2
Date: 2002-02-13 09:16:29
Message-ID: 1013591789.10410.116.camel@kant.mcmillan.net.nz (view raw or flat)
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On Wed, 2002-02-13 at 20:23, rudi wrote:
> Hello friends,
> 
> Just a quick email to let you know of my experience upgrading on php apps.
> using Postgres 7.1.3 to 7.2
> 
> The only problem I found was with phorum ( www.phorum.org )
> 
> I tried the last 2 releases and both would throw this error when creating a new forum :
> 
> Could not add forum to the main table (forums).
> Database error: ERROR: value too long for type character(1) .
> 
> I'm not sure why this is occurring but the solution was to run everything on 7.2
> except for this forum application which remains on another box using 7.1.3
> 
> I don't know if its :
> a) the phorum code
> b) php
> c) Postgres 7.2
> 
> But I though you may be interested so I've posted it anyway.

Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but 7.1 would silently truncate a
value and insert it into the CHAR(1) field.  I think what 7.2 is doing
is throwing an error when you try to insert a value like 'fred' into
such a field where 7.1 would have just put 'f' into the char(1) field.

It is probably a bug in phorum for it to be trying to put
multi-character values into a char(1) field, so I would tend to look
there first.

Regards,
					Andrew.
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