mysql Long text and net packet limit

okay, so mysql long text is 4 G.
however, since the max_alllowed_packet  max value is 1G, how do you USE the 4G?
especially in a java app, without running into errors?

currently, I am dumping data from a mssql database into a mysql database, and kept running into errors, until I jacked it up to 1G.  Now, I only have a few errors, so how is it supposed to be used, if there's a 1G limit on the amount of data that can be accepted through a query?
Connie McBrideJust a simple programmerAsked:
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Looks like you have to insert the row without the long text field, split the long text within your application then update the row by sending the splitted parts in succession.  See the bottom entries of the following pages:

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Connie McBrideJust a simple programmerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the info.
it's what I was looking for.
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