[Qgis-developer] Postgis Column Type and Symbology

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Thu Apr 21 20:15:04 EDT 2011

On 04/21/2011 05:02 PM, Alex Mandel wrote:
> While not using the most recent trunk (but a recent one) and a 1.6
> install I ran into a quirk which I hope someone else can confirm.
> I have 4 columns all are bigint in postgis, 2 read and float8 and to as
> int8 to QGIS. Only the float8 columns appear on the list in the
> graduated symbology options.
> Is QGIS doing some sort of Type Casting? QGIS seems to be treating 2 of
> the columns as if they were Text and not as numbers. Yet the Postgres
> definitions for all 4 are the same.
> Thanks,
> Alex

Slight correction to that, the float8 columns are indeed doubles. So now
it's just the 2 bigint columns and why QGIS insists on treating them as
if they are text.


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