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Your name : Adam Di Carlo
Your email address : adam@onshore.com

Category : runtime: back-end
Severity : serious

Summary: backend/utils/adt/cash.c problems

System Configuration
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Operating System : Linux 2.0.36 Debian 2.1

PostgreSQL version : 6.4.2

Compiler used : postgresql 6.4.2-5

Hardware:
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Linux burrito 2.0.36 #1 Thu Jan 14 17:02:15 EST 1999 i586 unknown

P120, 64MB RAM

Versions of other tools:
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(used debian package)

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Problem Description:
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Two bugs when running cash_in() function on different
data types, from psql, output below.

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Test Case:
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timesheet=> \d client-old

Table = client-old
+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+-------+
Field | Type | Length|
+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+-------+
client_id | int4 | 4 |
client_name | text | var |
default_bill_rate | float8 | 8 |
default_approved | int4 | 4 |
+----------------------------------+----------------------------------+-------+
timesheet=> select client_id, client_name, cash_in(float4out(default_bill_rate)), default_approved from "client-old";
ERROR: Bad money external representation (null)
timesheet=> select client_id, client_name, cash_in(default_bill_rate), default_approved from "client-old";
Backend message type 0x44 arrived while idle
Backend message type 0x44 arrived while idle
We have lost the connection to the backend, so further processing is impossible. Terminating.


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Solution:
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