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Re: ODBC driver adding extra characters to table names.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Paul Lambert <paul(dot)lambert(at)autoledgers(dot)com(dot)au>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: ODBC driver adding extra characters to table names.
Date: 2007-08-09 02:01:53
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Paul Lambert <paul(dot)lambert(at)autoledgers(dot)com(dot)au> writes:
> for example, the psqlodbc_<pid>.log file has the following when I 
> attempt to link a table called billing_code:

> select n.nspname, c.relname, a.attname, a.atttypid, t.typname, a.attnum, 
> a.attlen, a.atttypmod, a.attnotnull, c.relhasrules, c.relkind, c.oid, 
> d.adsrc from (((pg_catalog.pg_class c inner join pg_catalog.pg_namespace 
> n on n.oid = c.relnamespace and c.relname like 'billing\\_code' and 
> n.nspname like 'public') inner join pg_catalog.pg_attribute a on (not 
> a.attisdropped) and a.attnum > 0 and a.attrelid = c.oid) inner join 
> pg_catalog.pg_type t on t.oid = a.atttypid) left outer join pg_attrdef d 
> on a.atthasdef and d.adrelid = a.attrelid and d.adnum = a.attnum order 
> by n.nspname, c.relname, attnum'

> Note the 'billing\\_code' in there.

> If I run this query in psql I get no rows. If I change it to 
> 'billing\_code' or 'billing_code' (taking out one or both of the 
> backslashes) I get the table details.

It sounds like you have standard_conforming_strings turned ON (making
backslashes not special in string literals) but there is some part of
the client-side code that is not aware of that, and thinks it needs to
double the backslash in the LIKE pattern.  Either turn off
standard_conforming_strings or make sure you are using code that is
new enough to cope.

			regards, tom lane

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