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Strange issue with Filemaker chopping off MySQL data values while using External SQL sources..??

Posted on 2010-08-23
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I've got a Filemaker database connected to MySQL using ESS.  I've got a basic layout in FileMaker that simply displays the MySQL data and allows me to edit it accordingly.  For some reason, though, any values I place in text fields from within this FM layout get chopped down to the first character that I placed.

The MySQL database is using varchar field types with 250 char maxes.  Updating records directly in MySQL works just fine.  

In FM, again, it's trimming all of the text fields to a single character.  the number fields are just fine.  I've never had this problem and I've used ESS quite a bit so I'm completely stumped.

Any information on this would be greatly appreciated.  thanks!
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Question by:Andrew Angell
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by:ThomDroz
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angelleye,

Can you tell me what the properties are within Filemaker for that field?
Type?
Auto enter?
Vaildation?
Storage?

My 1st thought is something in the above is changing the field...

tom
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by:Andrew Angell
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Well, it's any text field that it's happening to.  Again, these fields actually "live" in MySQL so FM only shows me unchangeable info about that.  It does correctly show, though, that the text fields have a max char amount of 250 which is accurate.  

I've looked in Auto-Enter and there isn't anything setup in there.  Validation is where you can see the max 250 but it's grayed out, of course, because that's just showing you want is set in MySQL.  The values we're working with are well below 250 characters.  

The MySQL database is using UTF-8 General as it always has.  I've been using this for quite some time now and have never run into this issue.  I'm completely stumped.
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by:ThomDroz
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angelleye

I would also check to make sure the driver ODBC driver is the most current
which version of FM are you using?
are there any script triggers?

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FileMaker techs have confirmed this is a bug with the FMSA 11 update and the MySQL ODBC drivers.  They want me to buy a $400 3rd party ODBC driver.  LOL.  
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