On 11/29/2013 09:05 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've got an odd result coming from a test drive DB I'm using OpenLibre to front end.
DB is MySQL 5.5 using current MySql native driver on Server 2003 with base being installed locally
Libre Base attaches to a small, simple table configured like the Libre canned "Employees" table.
It has a PK plus a fields of pchar, 50 characters wide, built in MySql using workbench initially.
I generated a duplicate query in base over top of the table.
Created a form over the query
Was pleased to see it operated as expected.
During edits of records within the form I discovered any prior entry which had X characters used in
the form, would not permit other records to have any greater number of characters than the prior
smallest used characters. The problem appears only to happen in the form tool. I can edit, add or
delete in query or table with no problem.
If I edit the earliest smallest text entry in table view to hold 30 characters, the form cannot
enter or edit any more than thirty characters on subsequent records. If I again alter the earlier
smallest field record to 5 characters, once again the form only permits 5 characters on subsequent
I've looked for a configuration issue that might affect it, but it puzzles me since table and query
operations work fine, why the form would adopt such an odd behavior.
Anyone able to offer a suggestion what to look for to solve this. My efforts to search for a
solution have come up empty so far.
Thank you in advance,
Are you using VARCHAR as the data type in the table definition (table
edit mode: Text [VARCHAR] )?
If so, what is the "Length" set to at the bottom of the table edit
dialog for the field?
In the form edit mode, what is the "Max Text Length" property for the field?
Note that these two lengths can be different. My version has other text
data types, such as Text[ENUM], Text[SET], Text (fix) [CHAR]. I am not
familiar with any of these, but if your database is set to any of them,
it may be the problem. I believe VARCHAR max is 255 characters, but you
can limit that with the length settings in Base tables & forms. I just
checked one of my forms and discovered the limit for my "Notes" field,
which is 255 characters max, is set to 0 (zero). According to the help,
this property setting gets the length from the database (MySQL?) as long
as it was never changed (set, or defined).
Note that I am using MySQL 5.5.29 under Linux 3.2.29 and LO 184.108.40.206 at
the current time. I do not have this problem with my numerous
databases, nor did I have it with previous versions of MySQL or LO. I
have always been able to add to a text field up to the 255 character
MySQL limit, no matter which record. When I get to the limit, Base will
not allow me to enter any more characters until I delete some elsewhere
to make room for the new characters. That is better than getting a
MySQL error when the record is saved. So, it should work for you.
Hope this helps.
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