[DBAL-422] Wrong VARCHAR default length in SQLServerPlatform Created: 24/Jan/13  Updated: 27/Dec/13

Status: Open
Project: Doctrine DBAL
Component/s: Platforms
Affects Version/s: 2.3.2
Fix Version/s: None
Security Level: All

Type: Bug Priority: Minor
Reporter: Steve Müller Assignee: Benjamin Eberlei
Resolution: Unresolved Votes: 0
Labels: platform, sqlserver, sqlsrv, varchar


In SQLServerPlatform the default length for a VARCHAR declaration is set to "255". But according to the SQLServer documentation from Microsoft the default length is "1", if omitted in the declaration.
See remarks: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186939.aspx
Also the default length is hardcoded in the "getVarcharTypeDeclarationSQLSnippet" method which in my opinion should be evaluated through "getVarcharDefaultLength".

I don't exactly know if the current implementation is intended, otherwise it should be fixed. I would then create an PR if desired.

Comment by Steve Müller [ 27/Dec/13 ]

The implementation is inconsistent on other platforms, too and can first be addressed in 3.0 I think. Otherwise this would be a BC break.

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