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Re: pgsql DATE

From: Lincoln Yeoh <lylyeoh(at)mecomb(dot)com>
To: "Andras Balogh" <abalogh(at)grafx(dot)ro>, "Martijn van Oosterhout" <kleptog(at)cupid(dot)suninternet(dot)com>
Cc: <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: pgsql DATE
Date: 2000-04-27 09:28:35
Message-ID: 3.0.5.32.20000427172835.0091cce0@pop.mecomb.po.my (view raw or flat)
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At 11:03 AM 27-04-2000 +0300, Andras Balogh wrote:
>Hi,
>
>Thank You for your reply.
>BUT as i mentioned the date_time field is VARCHAR.
>So if i use:
>date >= '01/4/2000' and date < '01/5/2000'
>
>this won't compare the dates it will compare Strings.
>so '02/4/2000' will be GREATER than '01/5/2000'.
>
>That is why i need a DATE TYPE for my field that can be used to create an
>index.
>
>So any other ideas?

If you need a date type for your field, use a date type.

http://www.postgresql.org/docs/postgres/datatype1143.htm

Cheerio,
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