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string_rtruncation option

Determines whether an error is raised when a string is truncated.

Allowed values

On, Off

Default

On

Scope
  PUBLIC role For current user For other users
Allowed to set permanently? Yes, with SET ANY PUBLIC OPTION Yes Yes, with SET ANY PUBLIC OPTION
Allowed to set temporarily? Yes, with SET ANY PUBLIC OPTION Yes (current connection only) No
Remarks

If the truncated characters or binary data consist only of spaces (x20), no exception is raised. The setting of On corresponds to ANSI/ISO SQL Standard behavior. When this option is set to Off, the exception is not raised and the character string is silently truncated.

String truncation may occur in several places. For example, using INSERT, UPDATE, CAST, or assignment to a variable may truncate a string if the declared destination type is too short. Truncation can occur for both character and binary data.