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From "Chris Westin (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (DRILL-3432) Change or document: CAST to interval type doesn't reject non-standard strings
Date Wed, 01 Jul 2015 22:36:04 GMT

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Chris Westin updated DRILL-3432:
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    Fix Version/s: 1.2.0

> Change or document: CAST to interval type doesn't reject non-standard strings
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: DRILL-3432
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/DRILL-3432
>             Project: Apache Drill
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Functions - Drill
>            Reporter: Daniel Barclay (Drill)
>             Fix For: 1.2.0
>
>
> In ISO/IEC 9075-2:2011(E) section 6.13 <cast specification>, General Rule 19 case
b says that, in a <cast specification> casting to an interval type, a character string
value must be a valid interval <literal> (<interval literal>) or <unquoted
interval string>, or else a "data exception — invalid interval format" exception is raised.
> (<interval literal> is the "{{INTERVAL '1-6' YEAR TO MONTH}}" syntax; <unquoted
interval string> is the "{{1-6}}" syntax.)
> However, in Drill, a cast specification casting to an interval type accepts strings not
allowed by the SQL standard (ISO-8601 durations, e.g., "{{P1Y6M"}}).
> &nbsp;
> Drill should either follow the SQL standard or document the non-standard behavior in
the end-user documentation.
> &nbsp;
> (Note that Drill's current behavior is not quite an extension:  Although it does extend
the set of strings that can be converted, it lacks the rejection of non-standard strings (for,
say, validating strings destined for input into a standard-SQL system).)
> To continue providing the ability to convert ISO-8601-format duration strings into interval
values without being non-compliant with the SQL standard, Drill could provide the conversions
in conversion functions (perhaps CONVERT_FROM and/or CONVERT_TO).



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