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Re: possible ODBC bug with '-infinity'

From: Richard Broersma Jr <rabroersma(at)yahoo(dot)com>
To: Greg Cocks <gcocks(at)stoller(dot)com>
Cc: Postgresql ODBC List <pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: possible ODBC bug with '-infinity'
Date: 2007-11-30 18:12:18
Message-ID: 480159.3462.qm@web31808.mail.mud.yahoo.com (view raw or flat)
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--- On Fri, 11/30/07, Greg Cocks <gcocks(at)stoller(dot)com> wrote:

> Using a MS product? Is this *maybe* related to the same
> 'issue' with
> NULLs from PostgreSQL to MS products i.e., in the
> <postgresql.conf>
> file, turning 'transform_null_equals' to
> 'on'?
> 
> Likely not, but thought I would put it out there...   :-)
> .. DEFAULT '-infinity', ...

I should probably clarify what I am seeing.

I have a table that has a time stamp field.  The timestamp fields have two special values in postgres:  
  'infinity' which implies '+infinity' 
  and '-infinity'

when I create a recordset of records that have the value 'infinity' in the timestamp field all is well.  The client side timestamp displays '9999-12-31 .... '.
However, when I try to create a recordset that has field that contains the '-infinity' values I get an error message.

Regards,
Richard Broesma Jr.

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