You don't say, but I'm guessing that you are using FreeTDS and an MS-SQL data server.
If that is correct then DBD::Sybase's technique for setting LongReadLen (which involves calling ct_options() with the CS_OPT_TEXTSIZE attribute in the ClientLibrary API) does not work.
$dbh-do("set textsize <some_size_in_bytes");
Note that this problem is at the very least hinted at in the DBD::Sybase man page.
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