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RE: null to zero?

From: Peter Mount <peter(at)retep(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: <cmarkiew(at)commnav(dot)com>, <pgsql-jdbc(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: <chris(dot)markiewicz(at)commnav(dot)com>
Subject: RE: null to zero?
Date: 2001-04-10 15:49:56
Message-ID: 5.0.2.1.0.20010410164836.00a34210@mail.retep.org.uk (view raw or flat)
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At 10:59 06/04/01 -0400, chris markiewicz wrote:
>hello.
>
>it seems that a null value in an integer (int4) column gets converted to
>zero at some point...is this accurate?  i look in the db and see null
>(queried using IS NULL to make sure), but i call an rs.getObject(colName)
>and get a java.lang.Integer with a value of zero...is this in jdbc or java?
>an Integer can BE null, but it cannot have a value of null...

I'll check the specs. IIRC getObject on a null'ed field should return null, 
but I have a feeling this question came up recently (well a few months ago).

>didn't see anything in the archives...

Whew, someone who has looked at them ;-)

Peter


>thanks
>chris
>
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