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Limit on text length

Thread began 9/23/2010 12:00 pm by drayschermerhorn146715 | Last modified 9/23/2010 10:35 pm by drayschermerhorn146715 | 781 views | 5 replies |

drayschermerhorn146715

Limit on text length

I have implemented Power CMS for a website that is posting arts-related events in chronological order.

There are a lot of events and at the moment it seems to have hit a Power CMS limit.

When the user attempts to update the events by inserting text in the page, the editor correctly bumps the later text down the page. When they click "Update" it turns out that the inserted text is there, but the text at the bottom of the page is missing.

The page has a bit over 47,000 characters.

Is there a simple way around this problem?

The only thing I could come up with is to divide up the events into groups based on date, create an input screen for each, and then insert the PHP code for them sequentially down the page.

Thanks....Duane

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codamedia

When I built my first Database Driven CMS many years back I encountered a similar behaviour. The problem may be the format of the "Content Area" in MySQL. It is likely set to TEXT, but if you are running out of room, you may need to set that to "MEDIUM TEXT or LONG TEXT".

If my memory is right, a TEXT column can hold 64K worth of data; LONGTEXT can hold 4GB. Not sure what the MEDIUMTEXT holds.

That would be a database answer - but you should wait for someone from WebAssist to respond, as PowerCMS may have it's own limitations.

FINAL NOTE: If you change any database settings be carefull. If you set it to the wrong value (ie: date, or int) your text could become truncacted and you will lose data. Backups are your friend.

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Dani Chankhour

Thanks codamedia, and i think you are on the right track.

I was able to see the issue on my end, and it seems that changing the ContentValue column type to 'mediumtext' allowed for more content to be inserted.

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drayschermerhorn146715

Thanks to you both.

Is this a change I can make directly to the MySQL database, or does it require a reinstall?

... Duane

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Dani Chankhour

That change will need to be done to the Database, you won't need to reinstall.

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drayschermerhorn146715

Thanks, I'll give it a try...Duane

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