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Re: wrong information about unlimied size of text field?

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: depesz(at)depesz(dot)pl
Cc: pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: wrong information about unlimied size of text field?
Date: 2002-09-03 18:53:05
Message-ID: 200209031853.g83Ir6H10200@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Current FAQ on web site lists limit as 1GB.  I think I fixed that only recently.

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Hubert depesz Lubaczewski wrote:
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> hi
> according to what i know, where is a limit for up to 2gigabytes of data
> in text fields (according to c.h).
> this limit is of course very big, but i belive it should be mentioned in
> datatype.sgml instead of saying:
> 
> <entry><type>text</type></entry>
> <entry>Variable unlimited length</entry>
> 
> if this is not the case, i'd like some information how longer text's can
> be stored, when text is internally of "varlena" type, where
> varlena.vl_len is of int32 type.
> 
> best regards
> 
> depesz
> 
> -- 
> hubert depesz lubaczewski                          http://www.depesz.pl/
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> M?j Bo?e, spraw abym milcza?, dop?ki si? nie upewni?,  ?e  naprawd?  mam
> co? do powiedzenia.                                      (c) 1998 depesz
> 
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