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Re: INTEGER range ("-2147483648" is not accepted.)

From: Thom Brown <thombrown(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Satoshi Nagayasu <satoshi(dot)nagayasu(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-docs <pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: INTEGER range ("-2147483648" is not accepted.)
Date: 2010-06-22 08:48:49
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On 22 June 2010 09:44, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Satoshi Nagayasu
> <satoshi(dot)nagayasu(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I've found a bit strange thing on the INTEGER range in the official manual.
>>
>> http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/interactive/datatype-numeric.html
>>
>> According to the official manual, the INTEGER range is "-2147483648 to +2147483647".
>> However, my example in below shows that "-2147483648" is not accepted.
>>
>> Is this correct? Any suggestions?
>>
>> template1=# SELECT -2147483648::integer;
>> ERROR:  integer out of range
>
> This gets parsed as "cast 2147483648 to integer

Why?  And if so, it would probably be more useful if the error message
was something more like:
ERROR:  integer 2147483648 out of range

That would at least show the user what the value was seen as by the parser.

Thom

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