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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: numeric conversion behaviour
Date: Apr 7 2003 7:04PM
On Mon, 2003-04-07 at 11:56, Stephen.Sprague@morganstanley.com wrote:
> Hi good people. I'm encountering this:
> I'm having problems using nsql via sybase::ctlib. seems the underlying
> call to ct_fetch on a numeric(20) column whose value is
> '1047389481776409' returns this '1.04738948177641e+15' in perl.
> This is certainly not desirable as it drops precision. It's probably due
> to the fact that the numeric is greater than 2^32. Is there anyway I can
> get the numeric to translate to a character string within ctlib? I have
> 'select *' all over my code; changing all references to explicitly state
> the column names is not an option I really want to undertake.
Short-term solution, use the UseNumeric database handle attribute.
See also the message from firstname.lastname@example.org a few days ago regarding
bug #261, which I claim was fixed in sybperl 2.11. However, the fix was
never correctly implemented (ahem!). I hope to have a fix for this in
the next few days.
Michael Peppler Data Migrations, Inc.
Sybase T-SQL/OpenClient/OpenServer/C/Perl developer available for short or
long term contract positions - http://www.mbay.net/~mpeppler/resume.html