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From Scott Eade <se...@backstagetech.com.au>
Subject Re: PostegreSQL datatype mapping for LONGVARCHAR - bytea vs text
Date Tue, 14 Oct 2003 06:25:09 GMT
Scott Eade wrote:

> Is there a reason why LONGVARCHAR maps to "bytea" rahter than "text" 
> for PostgreSQL?
> I am in the process of converting an application over from MySQL to 
> PostgreSQL and am finding that my application experiences a couple of 
> problems storing data into the columns defined as bytea (usually it 
> just hangs).  I am attempting to make my application as database 
> neutral as possible (beween MySQL and PostgreSQL that is), and I am 
> thus thinking that the PostgreSQL text type would be a better mapping 
> for LONGVARCHAR.  So should the PostgreSQL mapping for LONGVARCHAR be 
> updated to be "text" or should I switch to CLOB (which uses "text" for 
> PostgreSQL and "LONGTEXT" for MySQL)?
> Is anyone using a column type that maps to bytea under PostgreSQL 
> successfully?  This includes: LONGVARCHAR, BINARY, VARBINARY and 
> The mapping for LONGVARCHAR looks wrong to my eyes - I'll change it to 
> "text" locally and see how things go.

With "text" everything now seems to work as expected.

Unless somebody can give me any reason not to I will change the 
PostgreSQL LONGVARCHAR mapping to "text".


Scott Eade
Backstage Technologies Pty. Ltd.

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