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InterBase error: Name longer than database column size


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I just wrote a long stored procedure with many arguments and get the error message "Name longer than database column size". Do I actually have to reduce the number of arguments by nesting stored procedure calls?


The error message refers to the name of your stored procedure, not to the number of arguments. In Interbase 5.5 through 6.5 the length of a column name, a table name or stored procedure and probably all other metadata objects is limited to 31 characters.

You cannot work around this limitation, other than renaming your stored procedure.


2007-10-08, 17:37:06
anonymous from United States  
I'm getting the same error on a brand new Firebird 2.03 database.

While 31 chars might be long enough for individual columns, it is NOT ENOUGH to name foreign keys, etc. because they might have the names of 2 columns, like:


2008-08-27, 08:53:39
anonymous from Brazil  
This post help me too much! Thanks!
2009-02-06, 06:12:55 from India  
I have just written a stored procedure in Firebird databaase and it is around 63289 lines and still incomplete. When I am trying to write any more line it is giving the following error:

SQL Error: Dynamic SQL Error SQL error code = -104 Unexpected end of command - line 1, column 1. Error Code: -104. Invalid token The SQL

Is there any limitations regarding the size of stored procedure.
Please reply me in my email id.

2009-08-04, 05:07:48
anonymous from India  



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