I'd like to avoid having to manually add all of the cols to the select statement if possible, so if there's a universal command I can put in that'd be best.
Basically most of the fields are short.. 2 cols "action" and "comments" are text so can be a bit lengthy. The 1st page is a sumary page of a number of the rows, so what I'm wanting to do is limit the display on initial sumary page to say 100 chars per field and then if they click on the row for more info I can then display the full info. -----Original Message----- Sent: Monday, January 30, 2006 12:51 PM To: Gavin Amm; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Limit chars from select Gavin Amm wrote: > How do I limit the characters a Select statement returns? > In Seudo code: > SELECT * FROM myTable LIMITCHARS 30; > > I'm using MySQL. > > Thanks. > Do you want to limit the characters from an individual field? If so, then SELECT SUBSTRING(FIELD1 FROM 1 FOR 30) FROM myTable; -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php