Extend GEN Varchar-Fields to 32K - F49118

Idea created by kl_seeger on Sep 23, 2014
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    The restriction to use varchar-fields with a max length of (not fully) 4K was (as far as I know) bound to the fact that especially the supported DBMS Oracle has had a limited datatype-portfolio.

    Since Oracle 12c this restriction has gone  so that even Oracle is now able to support 32k-varchar-fields.

     

    I would like see this enhancement in GEN too because in other environments  the developers, dbas ... report that this restriction to the 4k boundary can be really painfull.

    From a first discussion with Dan Short I know that CA would like to see that blobs should be used as a kind of workaround. But I think (and the dbas here too)  that this not a good idea.

     

    So please vote for this request, thanks!