Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: Bug #463: Make 'infinity' work with type 'date'

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: dax(at)gurulabs(dot)com, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bug #463: Make 'infinity' work with type 'date'
Date: 2001-10-11 16:49:57
Message-ID: 200110111649.f9BGnvW19966@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-bugs
Can someone comment on this?  The problem appears in current sources:

	test=> INSERT INTO a VALUES ('infinity');
	ERROR:  Unrecognized date external representation 'infinity'

Is there a reason we support "infinity" in timestamp and not date?

> Dax Kelson (dax(at)gurulabs(dot)com) reports a bug with a severity of 3
> The lower the number the more severe it is.
> 
> Short Description
> Make 'infinity' work with type 'date'
> 
> Long Description
> CREATE TABLE test ( somedate date NOT NULL DEFAULT 'infinity' );
> ERROR: Unrecognized date external representation of 'infinity'
> 
> But, 
> 
> CREATE TABLE test ( somedate timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT 'infinity' );
> 
> Works.
> 
> 
> Sample Code
> 
> 
> No file was uploaded with this report
> 
> 
> ---------------------------(end of broadcast)---------------------------
> TIP 6: Have you searched our list archives?
> 
> http://archives.postgresql.org
> 

-- 
  Bruce Momjian                        |  http://candle.pha.pa.us
  pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us               |  (610) 853-3000
  +  If your life is a hard drive,     |  830 Blythe Avenue
  +  Christ can be your backup.        |  Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania 19026

In response to

Responses

pgsql-bugs by date

Next:From: OrionDate: 2001-10-11 19:39:38
Subject: Cant get planner to use index (7.1.3-1PGDG)
Previous:From: pgsql-bugsDate: 2001-10-11 10:37:44
Subject: Bug #478: Integer overflow in pg_dump

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2014 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group