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Re: BUG #5598: Compatibility modes

From: Alex Hunsaker <badalex(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: Shine <shine(dot)prakash(at)icasework(dot)com>, pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5598: Compatibility modes
Date: 2010-08-04 16:51:44
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On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:42, Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 10:53 AM, Shine <shine(dot)prakash(at)icasework(dot)com> wrote:
>> We would like to know if there is a workaround built into postgres by
>> setting some kind of COMPATIBILITY variable (similar to SQL SERVER 2005 /
>> 2008)...
>
> Sorry, there is no such mode...

However, you can add them back if you must:
http://petereisentraut.blogspot.com/2008/03/readding-implicit-casts-in-postgresql.html

Be aware, they were removed for a reason.  See
http://www.postgresql.org/docs/8.4/static/release-8-3.html section
E.17.2.1 for more.

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