"Dann Corbit" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> Giving me the information about the data type will be enough.  As an
> example, in this case we have varchar data.  If the server should be so
> kind as to report varchar(1) for '1' or varchar(3) for '123' then I
> would not have any difficulty binding the data to a grid.

This seems merest fantasy.  Reflect on multibyte character sets for a
bit --- even if it's known that the column is varchar(3) there is no
guarantee that the value will fit in 3 bytes.

                        regards, tom lane

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