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Re: issue with an assembled date field

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: excalibur(at)accesswave(dot)ca
Cc: pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: issue with an assembled date field
Date: 2008-02-29 18:47:40
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Chris Bowlby <excalibur(at)accesswave(dot)ca> writes:
>  I am converting an encoded field (lot_id) into a date field, the 5
> character of every lot_id is always the year and as such I need to
> extract the year using the following function:
>  substring(ilch.lot_id::text, 5, 1)

Well, I'd say that the failure proves that some of your data does
*not* have the year in the fifth character.

> ERROR:  invalid input syntax for type date: "01/01/0W"

Time for some data sanitizing?

			regards, tom lane

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