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Re: Possible to insert quoted null value into integer field?

From: Gaetano Mendola <mendola(at)bigfoot(dot)com>
To: Jan Wieck <JanWieck(at)Yahoo(dot)com>
Subject: Re: Possible to insert quoted null value into integer field?
Date: 2004-08-26 22:50:49
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Jan Wieck wrote:

> On 8/26/2004 5:33 PM, Gaetano Mendola wrote:
>> Jan Wieck wrote:
>>> On 8/26/2004 4:27 AM, gnari wrote:
>>>> "Pablo S" <pablo_tweek(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi all, I have search high and low on this -
>>>>> Take for instance the statement :
>>>>> insert into foo (text1, text2, int1) values ('Foo', 'Bar', '');
>>>>> On Pg 7.2.x, the db would happily insert the null val into the int
>>>>> field.  HOWSOMEVER, 7.4.x will explode and error back with:
>>> You aren't inserting an SQL NULL value. You try to insert an empty 
>>> string, which is not a valid integer representation.
>>> Jan
>> And IIRC for oracle an empty string is a NULL value  :-(
> Who cares about Oracle? They are different things in the ANSI standard.


Gaetano Mendola

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