It seems that the normal mysql_query doesn't error when an sql command
forces the server to truncate the data. The mysql server executes the
sql and provides a warning but it still executes the sql so allowing php
to ignore the fact that there is a warning. You can run another sql
command "SHOW COUNT(*) WARNINGS" after your insert command to check if
there is a warning and roll back the changes - similar to the java mysql
interface. I haven't used mysqli and perhaps this is addressed in that ?
Using sqlyog (3rd party mysql gui) to run the sql also provides no
warning message but running it on the command line provides the "1 row
affected, 1 warning message" With data validation and check this data
too large situation should never happen but surely php should pay
attention to the warnings too ?
code to reproduce the problem -->
$dbhost = 'localhost';
$dbuser = 'root';
$dbpass = 'password'; *
$conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass) or die ('Error
connecting to mysql');*
$dbname = 'andy';
insertquery="insert into test values('012345678901234567891')";
$results= mysql_query($insertquery) or die('Error, insert query failed');
echo "<br>".mysql_errno($db) . ": " . mysql_error($db) . "<br>".
create database if not exists `andy`;
/*Table structure for table `test` */
DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `test`;
CREATE TABLE `test` (
`test` varchar(20) default NULL
) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 ROW_FORMAT=DYNAMIC;
I understand that there are ways around this but php should really
automatically notify of the warning.
Maybe i'm missing something obvious......
Andrew Blake wrote:
I figured it out
it was the mysql install not php :-)
cheers for your help though :-)
Vandegrift, Ken wrote:
You may want to check the my.ini setting for the table type you are
using and see if there is a setting in there that needs to be enabled.
I thought I read once that truncation may happen silently depending on
the my.ini setting.
Just a thought.
Shari's Management Corporation
From: Andrew Blake [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday,
November 08, 2007 7:51 AM
To: Instruct ICC
Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] mysql data truncation does not cause an error to
I could check the length of the field against the entry data and
error or message when mysql clearly returns one saying i've truncated
this yet php ignores it completely. It should fail or know about the
truncation at least !
Cheers for your reply though :-)
Instruct ICC wrote:
Using mysql_query if i try to force more data than a field can have
data is truncated yet no error is throw at all.
Is there a way round this ?
This isn't exactly what you want to hear, but how about validating
your input before submitting a query?
Boo! Scare away worms, viruses and so much more! Try Windows Live
PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/)
To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php