ODBC-client->Linux-server: datatype boolean not recognized?

From: Jelle Ruttenberg <ruttenberg(at)neroc(dot)nl>
To: "postgresql-interfaces" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "postgresql-general" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "postgresql-bugs" <pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: ODBC-client->Linux-server: datatype boolean not recognized?
Date: 1999-09-30 10:39:13
Message-ID: 199909301033.MAA06992@mail.neroc.nl
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Hello all,

I'm trying to connect from a ODBC-client to PostgreSQL on a Linux-server.
All is going well, except that the ODBC-client seems not to recognize the
PostgreSQL boolean-datatype.

Is this really caused by PostgreSQL? If yes: is there a workaround, like
altering the datatypename in the proper places (pg_type?)? If no: then it
is another problem and can somebody give a hint?

Thanks,
Jelle.

I tested and encountered it in the following testsituations:

Situation 1:
Client: Mac via OpenLink ODBC-Client
Server: Linux RH 6.0 via OpenLink Requestbroker
Result: it looks like PostgreSQL-boolean is converted to SQL_C_CHAR

Situation 2:
Client: NT with psqlODBC
Server: same Linux
Result: in MS-Query:
- viewing the table-definitions, it comes with the message that it
doesn't recognize datatype 'bool'
- selecting values it looks like PostgreSQL-boolean is converted to a
numeric

PostgreSQL: 6.5.1

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