>>>>> "Martin" == Martin Ramsch <m.ramsch@stripped> writes:
Martin> On Fri, 1999-09-03 17:59:30 -0700, Peter Granger wrote:
>> (1) read and store the option
>> (2) enable SQL_BIG_FILES
>> (3) perform a query
>> (4) return the option to its previous state
>> Steps 2 and 3 are easy. 4 would also be easy, if I could find a way
>> of doing step 1. Suggestions?
Martin> I didn't check it, but does SHOW STATUS or SHOW VARIABLES give you the
Martin> needed information?
You can always use 'SET SQL_BIG_FILES=0' after you query.
Another option is to use (until you upgrade to 3.23)
SELECT /*! SET SQL_BIG_FILES=1 */ ....