#422 Some text badly truncated or not shown at all

General (123)


I've received a report from a Debian user where text in some table (see the screenshot) got truncated, apparently in the middle of some utf8 character. Some other cell is reported as being empty where it should have some content.


Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:35:25 +0200
From: Csanyi Pal <csanyipal@gmail.com>
Subject: Bug#682954: [phppgadmin] The phpPgAdmin displays table data poorly

Package: phppgadmin
Version: 5.0.4-1
Severity: important


in the Table Browse view some of the datas are poorly displayed.

What I'm mean here is visible if one download the image of this
display problem from here (one must click on the download icon):


I can try to explain the problem here in words.
(English isn't my first language.)

On the image one can see 9 rows in the Table.
All rows are displayed properly but but the second, third and sixth.

In the column named 'unnep_neve' phpPgAdmin display the column
too strait so one can see the text in the second row as
'A II. világháború szerb áldozatainak emlékna&#8230;'
in place of the proper text:
'A II. világháború szerb áldozatainak emléknapja'.

In the second row in the 'megjegyzes' column one can see empty field,
but there should to be the text:
'November 11. a napja, de az vasárnapra esik, ezért hétfőn ünnepeljük meg.'

In the sixth row the problem is the same as in the second row,
but with different text.

So it seems to me that that phpPgAdmin displays Table data poorly because if
a text in a column exceeds some length then it can't be seen properly or at all.

Certainly in the psql prompt these rows can be seen properly when I run the
SELECT statement on this table.


  • Robert Treat

    Robert Treat - 2012-11-28
    • assigned_to: nobody --> xzilla
    • status: open --> pending
  • Robert Treat

    Robert Treat - 2012-11-28

    The screenshot is no longer valid, so it's hard to say for sure, but we do show only partial data for very long text fields. If you want to see the full data, there is an "expand" option at the bottom of most display pages which should show the full data. IIRC, you can control how much data to show before truncating in the config.

    If your problem was something else, please update the ticket and or provide a new screen shot, but hopefully that solves it.

  • Christoph Berg

    Christoph Berg - 2012-11-28

    The strrings there were not that long. I guess it was UTF-8 strings clipped in the middle of some wide character, or something like that. I've asked the OP to provide the screenshot again.

  • Christoph Berg

    Christoph Berg - 2012-11-28
    • status: pending --> open
  • J.Guillaume (ioguix) de Rorthais

    The new screenshot.


    I'm pretty sure this bug comes from badly truncated UTF-8 chars. We do not take care of mb-strings at all in PPA...

    ISTM a thread or bug report is already floating around about that. By this time, we discussed the possiblity to replace all string functions by the mb equivalent when possible, as this module is often available in default PHP installations.


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