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how to get fields length ???

how to get fields length ???

how to get fields length ???

(OP)
hi all,
i have a VB program that uses a sql server database.
i put a sample of my code :


strSQL = "SELECT ContactLName, ContactAddress, ContactPhWork, ContactMobile, ContactFax, ContactEmail  FROM T_CONTACTS WHERE ContactID = 15;"
Set rsTemp = New ADODB.Recordset
rsTemp.Open strSQL, MyConn, adOpenStatic

then i get back the results of my query with this :

CStr(rsTemp.Fields("ContactAddress")
CStr(rsTemp.Fields("ContactMobile") ...
for each field.

i take them to put them in a web page.
what i need to know is the size of each field, as described in the database.
an exemple :
in the database the size of the field ContactAddress is 200.
so the text box should get 200 characters max too. and if someone changes the size of the field in the database, that should be automaticaly changed in the code. that's why i'd like to know how to get the lenght of a field, is there a varialbe, a property, something that returns the max lenght of each field ???.

any idea ???
best regards,
elise

Best regards,
Elise

RE: how to get fields length ???

Have you tried taking the length of the string

iLen = Len(CStr(rsTemp.Fields("ContactMobile"))

HTH,
JC

RE: how to get fields length ???

(OP)
well that's not good because in stead of giving me the legnth determined in the database, that would give me the length of what has been entered.

i've found the solution, i put it dow, tht could help someone else...

rsTemp.Fields("ContactAddress").DefinedSize

DefinedSize property gives the space in the database, and an
ActualSize property gives you the longest data returned.

Best regards ,
Elise

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