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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.1 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Chapter 16. MIME-Based Transformations

In this chapter, we will cover a powerful phpMyAdmin feature—its ability to transform a column's contents during a table Browse, based on certain specific rules called transformations. Normally, browsing a table shows only the original data that resides in it. However, MIME-based transformations permit alteration of the display format.

Display behavior in browse mode

Normally, the exact contents of each row are displayed, except that:

  • The TEXT and CHARACTER fields might be truncated, according to $cfg['LimitChars'], depending on whether we have chosen to see Full Texts or not
  • BLOB fields might be replaced by a message such as [BLOB - 1.5 KB]

We will use the term cell to indicate a specific column of a specific ...

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