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Problem with SELECT on large negative INT4

From: Nicolas Huillard <nhuillard(at)ghs(dot)fr>
To: "'pgsql-general(at)hub(dot)org'" <pgsql-general(at)hub(dot)org>, "'pgsql-sql(at)hub(dot)org'" <pgsql-sql(at)hub(dot)org>
Subject: Problem with SELECT on large negative INT4
Date: 2000-01-27 12:37:08
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I have a DB with is updated using MS Access. Primary keys are Int4 with default random values ("NuméroAuto" + "Aléatoire" in Access).
The DB is migrated as-is in Postgres, with tbl_prod.cle_prod field containing values from -2057496808 to 2139583719.
When I SELECT in the table, using the INT4 cle_prod value, PG doesn't find the tuple. When I SELECT using the VARCHAR(10) ref_prod value, PG finds the tuple, and show the right value for the cle_prod filed : the same as the one I SELECTed for...

This sounds like the long negative integer values given in PSQL is not converted correctly while executing.
Using a long positive integer value, all works like a charm...

Below is the queries type sto sho what append.
I'm using Postgres 6.5.2 from the RPMs.

Nicolas Huillard

gest=> select cle_prod, ref_prod from tbl_prod where ref_prod='4866VC';
(1 row)

gest=> select cle_prod, ref_prod from tbl_prod where cle_prod = -2057496808;
(0 rows)

gest=> \d tbl_prod
Table    = tbl_prod
|              Field               |              Type                | Length|
| cle_prod                         | int4 not null default nextval('" |     4 |
| ref_prod                         | varchar() not null               |    10 |
Index:    tbl_prod_pkey

gest=> select version();
PostgreSQL 6.5.2 on i486-pc-linux-gnu, compiled by gcc
(1 row)



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