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Re: int8 becames string in BDE :-(

From: SZUCS Gábor <surrano(at)mailbox(dot)hu>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: int8 becames string in BDE :-(
Date: 2002-06-04 16:30:36
Message-ID: 00e601c20be5$285cec70$0a03a8c0@fejleszt2 (view raw or flat)
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Dear Dave,

Oh no and oh yes, you are both right and wrong. Let me explain.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 6:00 PM


> Is it possible, and, if not a significant work, would you
> (Hiroshi) add another choice, namely, int4? (argh :) ) It
> would be a real quick fix to our problem to help change
> between the databases.
<<<
What's wrong with int4? I don't recall hearing of any problems with them
>>>

No problem with int4. Now I see that I wasn't crystal clear about my
question. I asked if it's possible to add the driver another option to
convert int8 to int4 (SQL_INTEGER or whatsis).

<<<
in the last 5 years or so. If this request is to make your life easier
on your current project rather than fix an actual bug, then I would
>>>

Yes, it's to make our lives easier. It would be a necessary adjustment for
us to change from PostgreSQL 7.1.3 to 7.2, or else the workaround would be a
real pain (revisit all queries, server-side functions, triggers and tables).
This could be done in time but it is time we really don't have much to
change to 7.2. I.e, once we have 7.2 working, we'll have time to do the
workaround and drop this excuse of an option.

This is why I tried to ask Hiroshi as humbly as my English allows to see if
it's easily done.

As for the source, I'm unsure if we have the development tools to compile
the driver, but if nobody else will do it -- well, we'll have to do it ;)

<<<
The code in question is in pgtypes.c - the int8 hacks have the comment
/* Change this to SQL_BIGINT for ODBC v3 bjm 2001-01-23 */ above them
for reference.
>>>

Thanks for the reference, It's really valuable.

Yours,
Gábor
--
There are 10 kinds of people:
those who understand binary numbers and those who don't.


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