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Re: longtext fields in a row

Hi Andrew,

On 4/1/2015 1:58 PM, Andrew Wallace wrote:
I thought that TEXT fields only stored a pointer to the actual data in
the table,
not the data itself - storing 9 to 12 bytes in the table:

|"BLOB| <https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/blob.html>and|TEXT|
<https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/blob.html>columns count from
one to four plus eight bytes each toward the row-size limit because
their contents are stored separately from the rest of the row."
   -- https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/column-count-limit.html

also: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/storage-requirements.html

That said, I would think a better structure would be to have the data
stored in a different
table, keyed to a table containing the date and integer fields...

Well, that also depends on which row_format he has told his InnoDB engine to use for that table. If he uses DYNAMIC then the BLOB/TEXT pointer is only 20 bytes and none of it is stored in the base row. Using the older settings the first 254 characters are actually part of the row to save the extra jump to the off-page storage for the remainder of the BLOB/TEXT

Shawn Green
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On 4/1/15 10:35 AM, Andrew Mueller wrote:
There is a max row size of 65,535 bytes.

There is no real way to get around this limit other than placing the HTML
code somewhere else, perhaps in a different table.

On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Trianon 33 <trianon33@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I'm fiddling wit a table where I put in a date field (datetime, also
and some integer fields (8 of them mostly 14 long) and some longtext
(16 of them).

The longtext fields are filled with some statistics I generate complete
with HTML around, something like this: <td>12.925.965</td> but than
but mostly smaller than 1 Mb.

This row is initially created by filling the first 10 fields (datetime,
the integer and the 1st longtext) and than updated each and every
time the
next longtext value available is.

However this is ok up to the 10th longtext field and than it stops. The
next longtext operations runs ok, no errormessages etc. but the longtext
field itself remains empty.

Up to now I have no clue about my wrongdoings, so do you have any

Is there a max of longtext fields in 1 row?
Is there a max of longtext size in 1 row?

Other idea's?

Thanks in advance for any advice, best regards, Schimanski.

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