[GRASS-dev] r54684 - db_sqltype_name(): report variable-width string instead of fixed-width n-character string

Vaclav Petras wenzeslaus at gmail.com
Mon Mar 25 06:09:29 PDT 2013


On 25 March 2013 09:49, Markus Metz <markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Martin Landa <landa.martin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 2013/3/21 Markus Metz <markus.metz.giswork at gmail.com>:
>>> what is the reason for r54684? It breaks a core functionality, i.e.
>>> the output of vector_columns in lib/python/scripts/vector.py has now
>>> changed and various scripts rely on that output. I have reverted
>>> r54684 in 55475. The commit comment does not make sense to me because
>>> db_sqltype_name() has never returned the width or precision.
>> this change was related to `v.out.postgis` development. Hm, you are
>> right. I was not aware enough of possible consequences. I agree with
>> this revert.
> I noticed that 'CHARACTER' is used whenever the field width is known,
> otherwise 'TEXT' is used. IOW, TEXT is what you probably mean with

> Note that e.g. within sqlite, varchar becomes TEXT
> and varchar (%d) becomes CHARACTER.
With sqlite3, all CHARACTER(%d)s, VARCHAR(%d)s, etc. become TEXT. [1]


[1] http://www.sqlite.org/datatype3.html

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