[postgis-users] TIGER geocoder, Ticket #1838 (new defect)

James Marca jmarca at translab.its.uci.edu
Mon Aug 13 13:12:09 PDT 2012

> I think the issue is tiger_staging.ca_tabblock.gid is
> character_varying(16), while tiger.tabblock.tabblock_id is character
> varying(15).  There are 343 entries in tiger_staging.ca_tabblock with
> gid length of 16, all the rest are 15.
> Is it okay to just change tabblock_id to varchar(16)?

I also needed to 

    ALTER TABLE tiger.tabblock ALTER COLUMN name TYPE character

Apparently those two changes were enough to allow tabblock to load.
Running the rest of the script now.


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