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Re: Need help with Visual Basic 6 and PostgreSQL

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
Cc: Finn Lassen <dcio(at)AxiomInt(dot)com>, Postgresql ODBC List <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Need help with Visual Basic 6 and PostgreSQL
Date: 2007-11-24 02:25:39
Message-ID: 24750.1195871139@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com> writes:
> For what it is worth, Postgresql has a 1 Gb limit on the size of a text field. So if you know that you ascii chars are 8 bits, then you should be able to store a little over 134,000,000 characters.

Uh, the hard limit is 1 gigabyte, not 1 gigabit.

(Whether you can approach the limit with reasonable performance is
another question ... I wouldn't try it in a 32-bit machine, for sure.)

			regards, tom lane

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