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Re: timestamp format bug

From: "Kevin Grittner" <Kevin(dot)Grittner(at)wicourts(dot)gov>
To: "Jon Roberts" <Jon(dot)Roberts(at)asurion(dot)com>,<pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: timestamp format bug
Date: 2008-01-31 15:48:13
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>>> On Thu, Jan 31, 2008 at  9:34 AM, in message
<1A6E6D554222284AB25ABE3229A92762715521(at)nrtexcus702(dot)int(dot)asurion(dot)com>, "Roberts,
Jon" <Jon(dot)Roberts(at)asurion(dot)com> wrote: 
> select to_char(date, 'yyyy-mm-dd') as char, 
>        date 
>   from (select timestamp'2008-01-30 15:06:21.560' as date) sub
> "2008-01-30 15:06:21.560";"2008-01-30 15:06:21.56"
> These two fields should be consistent because they should be formatted
> the same way.
Why would you think that?
I would expect the timestamp to be presented with one to nine
digits to the right of the decimal point, depending on the value.
I can think of a couple database products which only go to three
decimal positions, and always show three, but that's hardly a

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