Problems with text data fields pulling from SQL

Paul Dupuis paul at
Wed May 12 10:11:26 EDT 2021

Possibly an encoding issue? If the text in the database was in Unicode 
or some non-ASCII encoding, then it may appear as one or more question 
marks in LC unless textEncode/textDecode (I forget which would apply) is 
used to translate it from the database encoding

On 5/12/2021 9:38 AM, Skip Kimpel via use-livecode wrote:
> I am pulling data from an Azure MS SQL database using an ODBC connection.
> All data comes across just fine EXCEPT for data with field types of
> When those fields arrive to LC, it shows up as a question mark "?".
> Any reason why this would happen?   Any resolution to this?
> Best regards,
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