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[EP-tech] MySQL 'row size too large'



Hi List,

I am trying to add a new single value text column to our eprint table (running 3.3.12).  Doing it the 'normal' way via the config seemed to break the database.

Trying to add the column directly via mysql gives this error:

"Row size too large. The maximum row size for the used table type, not counting BLOBs, is 65535. You have to change some columns to TEXT or BLOBs"

These are the details of the table:

| Name   | Engine | Version | Row_format | Rows   | Avg_row_length | Data_length | Max_data_length | Index_length | Data_free | 
+--------+--------+---------+------------+--------+----------------+-------------+-----------------+--------------+-----------+
| eprint | MyISAM |      10     | Dynamic         | 104678 |           1256               |   131511952    | 281474976710655  |     45699072      |         0           |

Are there any implications in changing varchar column types to text to get round it?

Cheers
Mick

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Mick Eadie
Research Data Management Officer
University of Glasgow

Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 6294

http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk | www.glasgow.ac.uk/services/datamanagement/