Unanswered: union varchar from diff tables returns blob
I'm running MySQL 5.0. I'm trying a union between two selects. One select references a column defined as varchar(2048) and the other references a column from a different table, but also defined as varchar(2048). The problem is that the resultant column is returned as a blob (in the browser). If I try each select separately, they work fine, showing the strings. If I try a similar union with smaller strings (say, varchar(64)), the union works fine.
I've looked in the manual and in the forums, but have not found anything concerning this.
If someone can guide me in the right direction I would be most happy.