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Timestamp and interval precision

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Greetings,

I was doing some tests with timestamps and intervals and I've discovered,
for my surprise, that I can't set precision for resulting fields of type
interval when I'm executing a query. Please follow my tests :

bxs=# select CAST('10:32:14.553243' AS interval);
interval
-----------------
10:32:14.553243
(1 row)

bxs=# select CAST('10:32:14.553243' AS interval(0));
interval
-----------------
10:32:14.553243
(1 row)
But I can set precision when it's a timestamp :

bxs=# SELECT CAST('2003-10-09 23:45:34.543543' AS timestamp);
timestamp
----------------------------
2003-10-09 23:45:34.543543
(1 row)

bxs=# SELECT CAST('2003-10-09 23:45:34.543543' AS timestamp(0));
timestamp
---------------------
2003-10-09 23:45:35
(1 row)

Is it a known limitation?
Best regards,

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José Vilson de Mello de Farias
Software Engineer

Dígitro Tecnologia Ltda - www.digitro.com.br
APC - Customer Oriented Applications
E-mail: vi***********@digitro.com.br
Tel.: +55 48 281 7158
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"Vilson farias" <vi***********@digitro.com.br> writes:
bxs=# select CAST('10:32:14.553243' AS interval(0));
interval
-----------------
10:32:14.553243
(1 row)


This is a known bug in 7.3 and before --- it's fixed for 7.4.

regards, tom lane

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