I have a very interesting situation with my database schema (attached in
this message). But first you have to import this database script into your
psql -h localhost -p 5432 -U postgres -f /path/to/the/file.sql your_database
Note: this schema is virus/malware/rootkit free, you can check it for
In the State table, you will notice that there are two rows with the primary
key is AL (it's capital A and capital L). But when you select:
select * from state where code='AL'
There is only one row returned. You may guest that there are some spaces in
the primary key? Nope!
You can verify by this query:
select 'a'||code||'b' from state
You will see that there are two rows with the data as aALb. No space in
The same thing happened for a row in the Family with the code 1006 (it's
There are a couple of other rows in other table as well, but not all of
You may ask, how did I come up with this schema?
Basically, I am developing an reporting web application, there is an
external system exporting data files (in UTF-16 LE). Then I convert those
files into UTF-8 and use Hibernate to insert the data.
I know that there is something wrong with the encoding but there is some
wrong with PostgreSQL as well.
Here is the script I used to create the database
CREATE DATABASE bug_demo
WITH OWNER = postgres
ENCODING = 'UTF8'
TABLESPACE = pg_default
LC_COLLATE = 'en_US.utf8'
LC_CTYPE = 'en_US.utf8'
CONNECTION LIMIT = -1;
I'm using PostgreSQL 8.4.4 on ArchLinux 32bit kernel 126.96.36.199
Any input will be appreciated
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