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Re: Validation in to_date()

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Hitoshi Harada <umi(dot)tanuki(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Validation in to_date()
Date: 2013-01-14 20:14:41
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Hitoshi Harada <umi(dot)tanuki(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> to_date() doesn't check the date range, which results in unreadable
> data like this.

> foo=# create table t as select to_date('9999-12-10 BC', 'YYYY-MM-DD
> BC')::timestamp;
> foo=# table t;
> ERROR:  timestamp out of range

> Attached is to add IS_VALID_JULIAN() as we do like in date_in().  I
> think to_date() should follow it because it is the entrance place to
> check sanity.

This looks like a good idea, will commit.

			regards, tom lane

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