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According to the MSDN, definedsize should be in chars, not bytes.. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms675824%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
I know there were some recent fixes to what oraoledb returned there, but don't have the specifics handy. Depending on what patch level you're at, your 11.1 oledb could actually be more current than an 11.2 version, or maybe a fix just hasn't been backported yet to 11.2. You may want to check with the latest patch level of the version you're using, to see what the behavior is there.
thx for your response.
We could not wait for an oracle fix and changed our applications. They now get the information from the oracle dictionary (SELECT COLUMN_NAME,CHAR_LENGTH,DATA_TYPE FROM user_tab_cols WHERE TABLE_NAME...).
We have thousands of client installations and our customers could update theire oracle clients to 11.2
So, this one is answered for me..
For whatever it's worth, I tested the following using 126.96.36.199 patch4 , and got '20'.
Edited by: gdarling on Jun 17, 2011 2:34 PM
'create table nt(col1 nvarchar2(20)); set con = createobject("adodb.connection") con.open "provider=oraoledb.oracle;data source=orcl11202;user id=scott;password=tiger" set rs = createobject("adodb.recordset") rs.open "select * from nt",con wscript.echo rs.fields(0).definedsize