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From "Bryan Pendleton (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (DERBY-6017) IN lists with constants may return wrong results
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:02:13 GMT

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Bryan Pendleton commented on DERBY-6017:
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A very clear description, and a very clear analysis; thank you very much!

The fact that floating point comparisons are approximate has always caught me up;
I wish that SQL had made it illegal to perform an exact comparison ( "=", "IN", etc.)
on a floating point type.

Then we could have just declared this query illegal, and forced the user to think
more clearly about what computation they were trying to express.

Is there any hope for such a resolution in the SQL standard?

                
> IN lists with constants may return wrong results
> ------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DERBY-6017
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DERBY-6017
>             Project: Derby
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: SQL
>    Affects Versions: 10.9.1.0
>            Reporter: Knut Anders Hatlen
>            Assignee: Knut Anders Hatlen
>
> Given this table:
> ij> connect 'jdbc:derby:memory:db;create=true';
> ij> create table t(x bigint);
> 0 rows inserted/updated/deleted
> ij> insert into t values 9223372036854775805, 9223372036854775806, 9223372036854775807;
> 3 rows inserted/updated/deleted
> A query that uses an IN list that contains all the three values actually stored in the
table, returns all three rows as expected:
> ij> select * from t where x in (9223372036854775805, 9223372036854775806, 9223372036854775807);
> X                   
> --------------------
> 9223372036854775805 
> 9223372036854775806 
> 9223372036854775807 
> 3 rows selected
> However, if we add a value whose type precedence is higher, like a DOUBLE value, and
that value happens to be equal to the approximation of the other values in the IN list when
they are cast from BIGINT to DOUBLE, only one row is returned:
> ij> select * from t where x in (9223372036854775805, 9223372036854775806, 9223372036854775807,
9.223372036854776E18);
> X                   
> --------------------
> 9223372036854775805 
> 1 row selected
> I believe this query should return all three rows too.

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