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From paul-rogers <...@git.apache.org>
Subject [GitHub] drill issue #517: DRILL-4704 fix
Date Fri, 05 Aug 2016 22:03:05 GMT
```Github user paul-rogers commented on the issue:

https://github.com/apache/drill/pull/517

Based on above discussion, I played around with the proposed solution. The following takes
into consideration the max precision of both the input and output types. It DOES NOT handle
truncation properly (but nor do any of the other solutions.)

Here is the revised code:

if (precision.value <= 0) {
<#--
// since input precision is nonpositive, calculate precision for this integer
value
long precisionTmp = in.value == 0 ? 1 : in.value;  // precision for value
0 will be 1
int precisionCounter = 0;
while (precisionTmp != 0) {
++precisionCounter;
precisionTmp /= 10;
}
out.precision = precisionCounter;
-->
// Since precision is not provided, select one appropriate for the
// largest integer value and the target decimal type.

// Note: if the integer is too large for the target precision, silent
// truncation of the highest part of the number will occur. This is
// obviously bad. What should happen is we shift scale and discard
// the low-order digits.
// That is, if we convert 123,456,789,012 to Dec9, the result is
// 456,789,012 which is very obviously very wrong. It should be
// 123,456,789,000.
<#-- A correct solution requires a modification of the code
commented out above. -->

<#-- Precision needed by the largest from type value. -->
<#if type.from.equals( "Int" )>
<#elseif type.from.equals( "BigInt" )>
<#else>
<#-- Yes, create invalid syntax: that way the compiler will tell us we
missed a type. -->
</#if>

<#-- Maximum precision allowed by the to type. -->
<#if type.to.startsWith("Decimal9")>
<#assign maxPrec = 9>
<#elseif type.to.startsWith("Decimal18")>
<#assign maxPrec = 18>
<#elseif type.to.startsWith("Decimal28")>
<#assign maxPrec = 28>
<#elseif type.to.startsWith("Decimal38")>
<#assign maxPrec = 38>
<#else>
<#-- Yes, create invalid syntax: that way the compiler will tell us we
missed a type. -->
<#assign maxPrec = "Unexpected to type: \${type.to}">
</#if>
<#-- Note that this calculation is done here, rather than in static variables,
because static members are not allowed for this function. -->
<#if inPrec < maxPrec>
// Maximum precision needed by the largest \${type.from} value.
out.precision = \${inPrec};
<#else>
// Maximum precision allowed by the \${type.to} type.
out.precision = \${maxPrec};
</#if>
}
else {
// since input precision is positive, assume it is correct, and use it
out.precision = (int) precision.value;
out.scale = (int) scale.value;
}

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