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From "Gunther Hagleitner (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (HIVE-5352) cast('1.0' as int) returns null
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:56:03 GMT


Gunther Hagleitner updated HIVE-5352:

    Status: Patch Available  (was: Open)
> cast('1.0' as int) returns null
> -------------------------------
>                 Key: HIVE-5352
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hive
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Gunther Hagleitner
>            Assignee: Gunther Hagleitner
>         Attachments: HIVE-5352.1.patch
> Casting strings to int/smallint/bigint/tinyint yields null if the string isn't a 'pure'
integer. '1.0', '2.4', '1e5' all return null. I think for those cases the cast should return
the truncated int (i.e.: if c is string, cast(c as int) should be the same as cast(cast(c
as float) as int).
> This is in line with the standard and is the same behavior as mysql and oracle. (postgres
and sql server throw error, see first answer here:

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