[unixODBC-support] field name length

Martin Evans martin.evans at easysoft.com
Thu Jan 11 15:11:20 GMT 2007

Martin Evans wrote:
> Eckhard Doll wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just managed to bring up a connection to an Oracle database, running 
>> on a Windows server, from my Linux workstation with unixODBC. Wasn't 
>> that easy to tweak everything right to work and now after all it seems 
>> function odbc_result fails with 'field not found' if fieldnames are 
>> more than 15 characters. I don't have this problem with Windows 
>> clients and I don't like the idea to change all the fieldnames in the 
>> db. Is this probably configurable anywhere? Does anyone else run in 
>> similar trouble? Any hints are welcome...
> I take it you are using PHP?
> I believe this was an issue in PHP some time ago but certainly not an 
> issue in unixODBC. I'd look through PHP archives and changes for this 
> one.

Sorry, I was thinking of this:


and the limit was 30.

> Alternatively, it is something in your driver but you don't say 
> which oracle odbc driver are you using.
> Martin

Martin J. Evans
Easysoft Limited

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