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Re: date format in 7.4

From: Richard Huxton <dev(at)archonet(dot)com>
To: Silke Trissl <trissl(at)informatik(dot)hu-berlin(dot)de>,pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: date format in 7.4
Date: 2004-02-20 15:57:45
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On Friday 20 February 2004 14:58, Silke Trissl wrote:
> Hi,
> I have an application where users can enter the date via a web interface.
> Recently I upgrated my PostgreSQL version from 7.3 to 7.4.1.
> On 7.3 I run several tests about the format of the date and found,
> that Postgres accepts almost everything. Today I found out, that 7.4.1
> only accepts dates in the format mm-dd-yy, although the documentation
> still states the following

>     5.
>        Otherwise the date field ordering is assumed to follow the
> DateStyle setting: mm-dd-yy, dd-mm-yy, or yy-mm-dd. Throw an error if a
> month or day field is found to be out of range.

I think what happened is that it will now *only* accept the format specified 
by your datestyle setting. Previously, as you say, it would have a guess at 
almost anything (and sometimes get it wrong).

  Richard Huxton
  Archonet Ltd

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