Subject Re: [ib-support] Firebird Workbench, number formats, retrieving data with API
Author Dimitry Sibiryakov
On 23 Jan 2003 at 19:21, Henrik Sitter wrote:

>I wonder, does Firebird Workbench store numbers in a special format?

Not a chance.

>When using the Firebird API to retrieve data from tables, I get only
>BS back in columns with numerical data, but it works perfectly well
>with columns that store char or varchar.

I don't know what BS is, but I'd blame your visualization
procedure. Remember that numbers are stored and retrieved in a binary
format. I never used datatypes coercing but if API Guide isn't wrong
coercing between integer and text types is impossible.

SY, Dimitry Sibiryakov.