:Print limitation in relation with longer than 1024 Vara values

Document ID : KB000088289
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
When an Automation Engine (AE) Variable with a value longer than1024 characters is written to a script and/or process output with  :Print &VARA#,
the output will be limited to 1024 characters and the missing part will be indicated with “…”.

This is the expected behavior  because the :Print  function has the limitation:   maximum 1024 characters
as documented in our product documentation: 

https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/AWA/12.1/DOCU/12.1/AWA%20Guides/help.htm#AE_AWA_Source/Script/ucaadu.htm?Highlight=:print

The purpose of the :Print limitation is to avoid extensive growth of reports and indirectly to maintain the overall Database and AE performance regarding the RT- Report Table.  

 
Resolution:
The :print limitation is independent from the VARA object length which does not have such a limitation.

VARA Objects: Limit for Values Removed”:
https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/german/ALL/components/AE/11.2/All%20Guides/help.htm#uc110a.htm%3FTocPath%3DRelease%2520Notes%7CRelease%25C2%25A0Notes%2520Version%252011%7C_____2

If the handling of longer Variable Values is necessary you might use them on OS level. 

Example:

 
echo "&VARA#"