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Re: null value in date field

From: Keith Keller <kkeller(at)speakeasy(dot)net>
To: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: null value in date field
Date: 2003-02-18 23:19:26
Message-ID: 20030218231926.GA8623@wombat.san-francisco.ca.us (view raw or flat)
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On Tue, Feb 18, 2003 at 04:13:59PM -0500, Jeff Deroshia wrote:
> I have a form that contains optional DATE fields.  To enter null 
> values, I've tried null, 'null', '', '-', '0', 0, and each time I get 
> one of the following errors:
> 
> ERROR:  Bad numeric input format ''
> 
> ERROR:  Bad date external representation ''
> 
> Is there a correct way to enter null values into DATE fields?

Yes:

=> create table dummy (mydate date);
CREATE
=> insert into dummy values (null);
INSERT 3397454 1
=> select * from dummy;
 mydate 
--------
  
(1 row)

You say you tried null: what was your insert?  What's the table look
like?

--keith

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