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Re: [PATCHES] Error in the date field (with NULL value...).Thanks!

From: Thomas Lockhart <lockhart(at)alumni(dot)caltech(dot)edu>
To: Maurizio Ortolan <crix98__(at)tin(dot)it>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-ports(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-admin(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: [PATCHES] Error in the date field (with NULL value...).Thanks!
Date: 2001-03-30 06:22:21
Message-ID: 3AC4261D.4B452415@alumni.caltech.edu (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgsql-adminpgsql-bugspgsql-generalpgsql-hackerspgsql-patchespgsql-portspgsql-sql
> How can I "binds" PostgreSQL to consider '' as null ?

You can modify src/backend/utils/{datetime,date,timestamp}.c to accept
an empty string as a null value. But imho it is better to fix this in
your input file, perhaps using sed:

  sed "s/''/NULL/g" < informix.dump > pg.dump

                        - Thomas

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