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Re: Sorting is ignoring spaces

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Daniel Gaudreault <danielg(at)cadlink(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Sorting is ignoring spaces
Date: 2004-01-31 23:10:16
Message-ID: 8816.1075590616@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Daniel Gaudreault <danielg(at)cadlink(dot)com> writes:
> One of our developers came across the fact that postgres is ignoring 
> spaces when sorting results from a query.  We are using PGSQL 7.3.4 on 
> the backend.  Is there something that needs to be set somewhere to for 
> the sort to not ignore spaces?

Sounds like you initdb'd in a non-C locale.  Unfortunately the only fix
is to re-initdb.  You can't change locale on the fly because it affects
the sort ordering of indexes.

			regards, tom lane

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