Subject Re: [firebird-support] Database versions
Author Ann W. Harrison
On 12/3/2010 12:39 PM, Jesus Garcia wrote:
> If gfix can change dialect from 1 To 3 in a moment, why a pump is needed?

Because dialect 3 considers a date to be just date, while
dialect 1 has date as date + time. Dialect 1 doesn't support
a 64bit integer/decimal/numeric so some values that should
be "countable" (like money) are stored in floating point. A
good conversion should change them to a fixed point number.

Best regards,