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Re: Adding null values to arrays

From: Kathy Smith <ksmith(at)lanl(dot)gov>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>,Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Adding null values to arrays
Date: 2004-09-21 15:32:47
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And FWIW from my end, an array that cannot contain null values seriously 
affects the ability to utilize this tool in an application with any degree 
of sophistication.  As it stands now, if I have a bad value, I must 
substitute a dummy value :( or null out the whole array and lose a lot of 
info :((   One of the reasons we are testing the limits of  postgreSQL is 
because these features separate it from some of the other options.  Hope to 
see this fixed!  Thanks for the feedback and for listening to me vent.

At 05:58 PM 9/10/2004, Bruce Momjian wrote:
>Joe Conway wrote:
> > Bruce Momjian wrote:
> > > Kathy Smith wrote:
> > >>I understand from searching around that it is on the "To Do" list to 
> allow
> > >>null values in arrays.  Can anyone tell me where this is in the
> > >>implementation process and/or if there is a work around?
> > >
> > > Uh, no one is implementing it and there is no workaround.  :-)
> > >
> > > If you are considering coding it, read the developers FAQ>
> > >
> >
> > FWIW, in the past I've "made noises" about implementing support for NULL
> > array elements. I couldn't find the time to do it for 8.0, but I'm
> > hopeful that I will be able to find the time to do it for 8.1. However
> > if someone else wants to have at it, don't let me get in the way ;-)
>OK, great.
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