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Using a title longer than 100 characters for a Data Explorer query produces an MS SQL error message:

String or binary data would be truncated. The statement has been terminated.

This should be made more user-friendly by checking the title length before passing it to the database and displaying a more appropriate error message:

Query title may not exceed 100 characters.

Also consider setting maxlength="100" on the title <input>.

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+1 but if you feel like it you could make the change yourself –  Some Helpful Commenter Apr 3 '12 at 21:32
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@ConradFrix I considered and took a look at the code before posting this, but I don't think I'd get it correct without a Windows setup to test it in. :P –  Jeremy Banks Apr 3 '12 at 21:34
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yeah that's a problem with open source projects that use the MS stack :( –  Some Helpful Commenter Apr 3 '12 at 21:36
    
I'd give an extra upvote for determining the cause of the error if I could. Excellent bug report. –  Matthew Read Apr 3 '12 at 21:40
    
You're looking for ~/App/StackExchange.DataExplorer/Views/Query/Editor.cshtml, line 26 per the latest rev. –  user7116 Apr 3 '12 at 21:43
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up vote 6 down vote accepted

I thought that was being checked for, but it seems not. Good catch.

I've pushed a fix for both the maxlength="100" and server-side checking for the title and description (and then another since I wasn't paying attention and used poor word choice in the original error messages).

[Obligatory stock comment about asking waffles to pull changes soon so it can be deployed.]

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