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Q: ODBC- and PostgreSQL-datatypes difference?

From: Jelle Ruttenberg <ruttenberg(at)neroc(dot)nl>
To: "postgresql-interfaces" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "dbi-users" <dbi-users(at)isc(dot)org>, "postgresql-interfaces" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "postgresql-general" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>, "postgresql-interfaces" <pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Cc: "postgresql-general" <pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Q: ODBC- and PostgreSQL-datatypes difference?
Date: 1999-10-06 14:28:23
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Hi all,

I've posted some time ago about my experiences concerning connecting from 
a Mac-client via OpenLink to a Linux-server with PostgreSQL. Now I'm able 
to connect, but the datatypes ODBC gives back to the client aren't all as 
I supposed they would be.

A small table with some datatypes/results:

PostgreSQL-    Length    ODBC-datatype
bool			         1        SQL_CHAR
date				       10		      SQL_CHAR
time				       16		      SQL_CHAR
timestamp			   30		      SQL_CHAR
int2				       2		       SQL_SMALLINT
int4				       4		       SQL_INTEGER
int8				       8		       SQL_CHAR
float4				     4		       SQL_REAL
float8				     8		       SQL_DOUBLE
char				       16		      SQL_CHAR
varchar				    255		     SQL_VARCHAR
text				       8000      SQL_LONGVARCHAR

Is this normal behaviour, or is this due to the OpenLink-software which 
has a database-agent highly possible based on Postgres95, or is this 
something different?

I suppose PostgreSQL 'talks' with ODBC-clients via an embedded 
ODBC-interface. If so, how can I test this interface and check if there 
are some problems?

PostgreSQL: 6.5.2
Linux: RH 6.0


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