Bug 227688 - Attribute type error when updating varchar column
Attribute type error when updating varchar column
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: postgresql (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom Lane
David Lawrence
Depends On: 227522
Blocks: 225496
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Reported: 2007-02-07 11:11 EST by Tom Lane
Modified: 2013-07-02 23:12 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2007-0068
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Last Closed: 2007-03-14 11:02:43 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0068 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: postgresql security update 2007-03-14 11:01:54 EDT

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Description Tom Lane 2007-02-07 11:11:39 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #227522 +++

Description of problem:

In a table with a varchar column and a check constraint, updating that column
gives "ERROR:  attribute 1 has wrong type".

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

> createdb testdb

> psql testdb
Welcome to psql 8.1.7, the PostgreSQL interactive terminal.

Type:  \copyright for distribution terms
       \h for help with SQL commands
       \? for help with psql commands
       \g or terminate with semicolon to execute query
       \q to quit

testdb=> create table t (pa_status varchar(100));

testdb=> alter table t add constraint rhpt_projects_pa_status_ck check
(pa_status = 'submitted' or pa_status = 'approved' or pa_status = 'closed');

testdb=> insert into t values ('approved');

testdb=> update t set pa_status = 'approved';
ERROR:  attribute 1 has wrong type
DETAIL:  Table has type character varying, but query expects character varying.

Actual results:

Error, update fails

Expected results:

Update should work

Additional info:

This worked with the previous FC6 version of PostgreSQL.

-- Additional comment from tgl@redhat.com on 2007-02-06 13:18 EST --
Yeah, it's broken :-( ... there'll be an 8.1.8 real soon now ...
Comment 1 Tom Lane 2007-02-07 11:18:19 EST
This problem also affects our initial attempt to fix bug #225496 in RHEL5 --- it's actually caused by the 
security fix, which was being too strict about type matching.  Security team, please flag this bug as 
approved for rhel-5.1.0 ...
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-03-14 11:02:43 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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