String lengths in the SQL backend
herbert.thoma at iis.fraunhofer.de
Wed Nov 12 11:57:44 EST 2008
Mike or Penny Novack schrieb:
>> I'd have to look back, but I think Derek's reply was the only one. I'd like
>> to open the topic again, because of Rolf's problem. Can anyone think of a
>> reason that account code size limit cannot be reduced to a smaller value (e.g.
>> 32)? Will anyone ever enter an account code longer than that?
> ROFLOL --- as soon as you set a limit that a user could bump into,
> somebody will. Best to look at this from a human engineering
> perspective. There's no obvious reason why somebody someday couldn't
> possibly want to use account codes larger than 32. But there are reasons
> to decide that nobody would ever use ones as large 256 -- because no
> screen wide enough to enter something like that on a single line.
Ah well, I have a 30", 2560 pixel wide screen, 256 chars on a single
line is possible, if the font is not too large ...
Rolf wants german SKR4 account codes and these are 6 or 8 digit numerical
codes, but that fact does not help since other users may have (miss-)
used the account code field with longer codes.
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