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"[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]String data, right truncation" Error

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i'm currently getting an error updating a large text field in my sql server database the error is:

Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC Drivers error '80040e21'

[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver]String data, right truncation

/adm/includes/object_data.asp, line 220

thie error line coincides with my stored procedure being executed. this worked fine when the field was a varchar datatype but now it is a text datatype (i need this size) it doesn't work. can anyone please help...
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by:alorentz
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It means that you are trying to put to long of a string in the field.
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by:lildrc
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no i can put long strings into the field with query analyser but not through my asp page. is it a limitation of the stored procedure or command object?
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joeposter649 earned 300 total points
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Are you passing it as adLongVarChar?
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thanks but i've already read that link and it doesn't help me.
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by:alorentz
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Have you tried ntext?
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by:lildrc
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not passing it as adLongVarChar - i thought by default it would take the type defined in the SP this is the asp code:

********START ASP************

set dataConn = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
      dataConn.Open  "[sourcename]"
      Set adocmd = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Command")
      'on error resume next
      with adocmd
            .CommandText = sSP
            .ActiveConnection = dataConn
            .CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
                  .Parameters(1) = sTitleE
                  .Parameters(2) = sTitleC
                  .Parameters(3) = sAuthors
                  .Parameters(4) = sDescE
                  .Parameters(5) = sDescC
                  .Parameters(6) = sDate
                  .Parameters(7) = sLocE
                  .Parameters(8) = sLocC
                  .Parameters(9) = sPubE
                  .Parameters(10) = sPubC
                  .Parameters(11) = sGen1E
                  .Parameters(12) = sGen1C
                  .Parameters(13) = sGen2E
                  .Parameters(14) = sGen2C
                  .Parameters(15) = sUrlE
                  .Parameters(16) = sUrlC
                  .Parameters(17) = sNameE
                  .Parameters(18) = sNameC
                  .Parameters(19) = sEmail
                  .Parameters(20) = sOrgE
                  .Parameters(21) = sOrgC
                  .Parameters(22) = sTel
                  .Parameters(23) = sFax
                  .Parameters(24) = iRestrict
                  .Parameters(25) = sRank
                  .Parameters(26) = iLatest
                  .Parameters(27) = iVis
                  .Parameters(28) = iArchive
                  .Parameters(29) = iCat
            if sMode="Edit" then
                  .Parameters(30) = iID
            Elseif sMode="New" then
                  .Parameters(30) = null
                  sMode="Edit"
            End If
            .Parameters(31) = request.cookies("memid")
            .Parameters(32) = request.cookies("orgid")
            .Parameters(33) = admLevel
            .Execute
            iID=.Parameters(30).value
      end with

      Set adocmd = Nothing
      dataConn.close
      Set dataConn = Nothing

*********END ASP*************

here is the stored procedure:

***********START SP**************
CREATE PROCEDURE dbo.wsp_gen_objects_update
@title_e varchar(128),
@title_c varchar(128),
@authors varchar(256),
@desc_e text,
@desc_c text,
@date varchar(16),
@location_e varchar(128),
@location_c varchar(128),
@pub_e varchar(128),
@pub_c varchar(128),
@gen1_e varchar(128),
@gen2_c varchar(2048),
@gen2_e varchar(2048),
@gen1_c varchar(128),
@url_e varchar(128),
@url_c varchar(128),
@name_e varchar(128),
@name_c varchar(128),
@email varchar(128),
@org_e varchar(128),
@org_c varchar(128),
@tel varchar(50),
@fax varchar(50),
@restrict int,
@ranking datetime,
@latest int,
@visible int,
@archive int,
@cid int,
@id int,
@mid int,
@oid int,
@level int

AS

declare @oldstamp datetime
set @oldstamp=(select gen_object_ranking from gen_objects where gen_object_id=@id)
if @ranking='' or @ranking=null
      set @ranking = @oldstamp

update gen_objects set
gen_object_title_eng=@title_e,
gen_object_title_cym=@title_c,
gen_object_authors=@authors,
gen_object_desc_eng=@desc_e,
gen_object_desc_cym=@desc_c,
gen_object_date=@date,
gen_object_location_eng=@location_e,
gen_object_location_cym=@location_c,
gen_object_publication_eng=@pub_e,
gen_object_publication_cym=@pub_c,
gen_object_gen1_eng=@gen1_e,
gen_object_gen1_cym=@gen1_c,
gen_object_gen2_eng=@gen2_e,
gen_object_gen2_cym=@gen2_c,
gen_object_url_eng=@url_e,
gen_object_url_cym=@url_c,
gen_object_name_eng=@name_e,
gen_object_name_cym=@name_c,
gen_object_email=@email,
gen_object_org_eng=@org_e,
gen_object_org_cym=@org_c,
gen_object_tel=@tel,
gen_object_fax=@fax,
gen_object_restrict=@restrict,
gen_object_ranking=@ranking,
gen_object_latest=@latest,
gen_object_visible=@visible ,
gen_object_archive=@archive
where gen_object_id=@id

delete from assocs where gen_object_id=@id and subsection_id>0
if @cid>0
      insert into assocs (gen_object_id, subsection_id) values (@id, @cid)

if @level=2 or (@level=3 and @restrict=3)
      if not exists(select assocs_id from assocs where organisation_id=@oid and gen_object_id=@id)
            insert into assocs (organisation_id,gen_object_id) values (@oid,@id)
GO

*********END SP************
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by:alorentz
alorentz earned 200 total points
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From the KB:

QUESTION: When I try to set the parameter value to a string greater than 255, I get "String data right truncation" error. What's going on?
ANSWER: You need to set the Type to adLongVarChar to avoid this error when you execute. Here's an example that uses an SQL Server PUBS database (with a DSN setup as 'Pubs'):


Dim cmd As Command
Dim conn As New Connection
Dim param As Parameter
On Error GoTo HandleErr

conn.Open "Pubs", "sa"

Set cmd = New Command
Set cmd.ActiveConnection = conn

cmd.CommandText = "DROP PROC Bug26bSP"
cmd.CommandType = adCmdText
cmd.Execute

cmd.CommandText = "Create Procedure Bug26bSP (@ADOInParam text) AS RETURN(1)"
cmd.CommandType = adCmdText
cmd.Execute

cmd.CommandText = "Bug26bSP"
cmd.CommandType = adCmdStoredProc
cmd.Parameters.Refresh

Debug.Print "Param 1 Type : "; cmd(1).Type
Debug.Print "Param 1 Size : "; cmd(1).Size

' Executing generates an error "String data right truncation"
' unless you set the Field.Type to adLongVarChar
'cmd(1).Type = adLongVarChar
cmd(1).Value = String(256, "A")

cmd.Execute

Exit Sub

HandleErr:
Debug.Print "Err Num : "; Err.Number
Debug.Print "Err Desc: "; Err.Description
Resume Next
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by:lildrc
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ammended my code to include this:

.Parameters(4).Type = adLongVarChar
.Parameters(4) = sDescE
.Parameters(5).Type = adLongVarChar
.Parameters(5) = sDescC

and it works!

cheers alorentz and joeposter649 - is there any way for you to share the points?
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by:alorentz
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You can use the split link at the bottom, near textarea.  Or, give them to joeposter.
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by:lildrc
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300 to joeposter for the initial answer
and 200 to alorentz for being more specific

cheers both!
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