[freetds] bcp/datacopy numeric columns

Frediano Ziglio freddy77 at gmail.com
Thu May 22 03:49:21 EDT 2014


2014-05-21 8:51 GMT+01:00 John Kendall <john at capps.com>:
> Big thanks to Frediano for fixing bit columns in bcp.
>
> I'm running into a problem using datacopy and numerics now.  The decimals get truncated.
>
> The problem is easy to reproduce:
>
>          create table tempdb..tbla (num numeric(10,2))
>          insert tempdb..tbla values (12345.67)
>
>          $ datacopy -c dbo -S SRV/usr/pw/tempdb/tbla -D SRV/usr/pw/tempdb/tblb
>
>          select * from tempdb..tbla
>          num
>          -------------
>                12345.67
>
>
>          select * from tempdb..tblb
>          num
>          -------------
>               12345.00
>
> Note we lost 0.67.  No error messages from data copy.
> The problem occurs with both Sybase and MS SQL Server.
> I’m running this on SPARC, if endianess matters.
>
> Thanks,
> John
>


Fixed in 0.92. Unfortunately it's far from easy to backport to stable
version. I had to implement a new binding in dblib. It will also
require some additional test.

Frediano


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