On Thu, Sep 28, 2006 at 05:11:43PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
> David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> writes:
> > ! DETAIL: A field with precision 4, scale 4 must have an absolute value less than 1.
> > [ becomes ]
> > ! DETAIL: A field with precision 4, scale 4 must have an absolute value less than 1 - 5 * 10^-5.
> This strikes me as overly pedantic. The message needs to be clear,
> and the proposed change will just confuse people.
It might, but the error that's currently in there is wrong. With the
patch applied, you get:
postgres=# SELECT .99995::NUMERIC(4,4);
ERROR: numeric field overflow
DETAIL: A field with precision 4, scale 4 must have an absolute value less than 1 - 5 * 10^-5.
postgres=# SELECT .9999499999999999999999999999::NUMERIC(4,4);
I'd thought of changing it to the corresponding numeric piece, but
this doesn't work so well for NUMERIC(16,8) and the like.
David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org> http://fetter.org/
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