[unixODBC-support] field name length

Eckhard Doll doll at esem.com
Thu Jan 11 15:21:38 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. Alternatively, it is something in your driver but you don't say 
> which oracle odbc driver are you using.
> Martin
Yes, you're right, I'm using Oracle's latest InstantClient and PHP5.2.0 
If you say 'certainly' I'll switch to a PHP forum to find out more. 
Thanks anyway


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