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Re: 'select count...' returns SQL_VARCHAR?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Stelios Sfakianakis <ssfak(at)ics(dot)forth(dot)gr>
Cc: pgsql-odbc(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: 'select count...' returns SQL_VARCHAR?
Date: 2002-07-12 15:00:38
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Stelios Sfakianakis <ssfak(at)ics(dot)forth(dot)gr> writes:
> I am using the PostgreSQL and its ODBC driver but there seems to be
> some problem with the "select count(...)..." queries. Here is my
> configuration:
>   - FreeBSD 4.6
>   - PostgreSQL 7.2.1

count() returns bigint (int8) in 7.2.  I seem to recall that ODBC has
some problem classifying bigint as numeric.  I don't recall if that's
a simple bug or a standards compatibility issue.  Anyway, the easiest
workaround may be to cast the result of count to integer (int4) so that
ODBC knows what to do with it.

			regards, tom lane

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