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HTML forms to MySQL

Dear Experts,

Could I ask a very general, on web pages there can be seen forms where for example a text field can have even 1000 characters long.

Technically when these data are submitted to a MySQL table, basically this all 1000 characters are going to one single field? Or there is some other solution as the length of the fields is limited maybe in MySQL?

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Marco GasiFreelancerCommented:
You can use something like this (found in php.net manual: http://php.net/manual/en/function.substr-replace.php)

function str_replacer($_string, $_length, $_replacer = ' ...'){
    // Remove any HTML tags present in the string
    $_string = strip_tags($_string);
    if(strlen($_string) > $_length){
        // Find the position for last white space after the string has been shortened to our desired length
        // This helps us to shorten the string without chopping the character or word from the middle
        // ASCII value for the white space is 32
        $_last_white_space_pos = strripos(substr($_string, 0, $_length), 32);
        return substr_replace($_string, $_replacer, $_last_white_space_pos);
        return $_string;

// How to call
  if (strlen($_POST['text']) > 500) str_replacer($_POST['text'], 500)


This function has the advantage to not truncate words

csehzIT consultantAuthor Commented:
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