Bug #76187 getTypeInfo report maximum precision of 255 for varchar
Submitted: 6 Mar 2015 12:40 Modified: 12 Aug 2015 0:52
Reporter: Dan O'Brien Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:Connector / J Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.7 OS:Any
Assigned to: Alexander Soklakov CPU Architecture:Any
Tags: DatabaseMetaData, getTypeInfo, jdbc, precision

[6 Mar 2015 12:40] Dan O'Brien
The getTypeInfo method returns a PRECISION value of 255 for TYPE_NAME=VARCHAR. It should be 65535. 

How to repeat:
DatabaseMetaData dm = conn.getMetaData();
ResultSet rs = dm.getTypeInfo()

Suggested fix:
change value to 65535
[10 Mar 2015 6:58] Alexander Soklakov
Hi Dan,

Thank you for the report, you are correct, 255 precision is a 4.1 server legacy and needs to be updated for newer versions.
[12 Aug 2015 0:52] Daniel So
Added the following entry to the Connector/J 5.1.37 changelog:

"getTypeInfo() returned an incorrect PRECISION value of '255' for the data type of VARCHAR. The return value has been corrected to '65535.'"