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Re: before trigger doesn't, on insert of too long data

From: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
To: Thomas Erskine <thomas(dot)erskine(at)sympatico(dot)ca>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org, Anil Nair <anil(at)talentmap(dot)com>
Subject: Re: before trigger doesn't, on insert of too long data
Date: 2003-11-10 19:35:09
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Thomas Erskine <thomas(dot)erskine(at)sympatico(dot)ca> writes:
> A before trigger doesn't always fire.  If a column being inserted into is
> too small for the incoming data, psql complains:
>      ERROR:  value too long for type ...
> without giving the trigger procedure a chance to deal with it.

I believe this is a feature, not a bug: a CHAR(4) field should never,
ever contain > 4 characters. Whether there is a trigger that is yet to
be processed is not relevant.

I'd suggest changing the type of the column to be TEXT, or similar
(which should be just as efficient CHAR(4)).


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