[GRASS5] Re: [bug #4250] (grass) v.out.ogr: CHAR columns are trimmed to 80 chars when writing shp

William Kyngesburye woklist at kyngchaos.com
Fri Apr 7 16:05:49 EDT 2006

The varchar problem was the similar issue for mysql/pgsql.  DBF  
tables don't have such a thing, just fixed-length char.  But the way  
the grass gdal driver is written, it doesn't set the length for char  
columns, or any other columns, so number columns will default to  
whatever they default to in OGR (24.15 by the looks of your example).

Fixing it is a little beyond me.  I can do basic stuff by example  
(that's how I was able to fix the varchar problem in mysql/pgsql),  
but I'd have to dig around in the drivers to find an example to fix  
the grass dbf problem.

Maybe Radim can help.

William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos at kyngchaos.com>

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