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RE: [SQL] convert text to varchar

From: JT Kirkpatrick <jt-kirkpatrick(at)mpsllc(dot)com>
To: "'Herouth Maoz'" <herouth(at)oumail(dot)openu(dot)ac(dot)il>
Cc: "'pgsql-sql(at)hub(dot)org'" <pgsql-sql(at)hub(dot)org>
Subject: RE: [SQL] convert text to varchar
Date: 1999-05-03 17:38:05
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it tells me that the types aren't the same if i do this.  well, now that i 
typed that i tried it again, and it worked. . .  the first time i tried it, 
(the two tables have the same field names and types with the exception of 
this one field), i typed [insert into ap select * from ap3;] -- and it said 
that the types were not the same.  but just now i typed [insert into ap (. 
. .all field names listed individually. . .) select {all field names listed 
individually in the same order} from ap3], and it worked.  must be some 
limitation in the "select *" use. . .

thanks very much!  oh by the way, i haven't seen a camel in at least 12 
years either! (except on that perl book -- or is that a llama?).  i briefly 
looked at that site you recommended -- i think i could spend a while their 

-----Original Message-----
From:	Herouth Maoz [SMTP:herouth(at)oumail(dot)openu(dot)ac(dot)il]
Sent:	Monday, May 03, 1999 12:02 PM
To:	JT Kirkpatrick; 'pgsql-sql(at)hub(dot)org'
Subject:	Re: [SQL] convert text to varchar

At 18:33 +0300 on 03/05/1999, JT Kirkpatrick wrote:

> hi!  i have a text field (table ap3, field name apnote) that i would like
> to insert into a varchar field (same field name, table name ap).  any 
> why this doesn't work?  insert into ap (apnote) select varchar('apnote')
> from ap3; -- it fails with or without the single quotes.

Should be simply

INSERT INTO ap (apnote)
SELECT ap3.apnote
FROM ap3;

You really shouldn't have single quotes, and the conversion to text is
supposed to be automatic.


Herouth Maoz, Internet developer.
Open University of Israel - Telem project

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