How in the word do you use CAST with mysql? I've tried google for a basic example with no luck. Could somebody help me out with a basic example?
I am trying to insert something like 555.555 into a float column but I either get 555 or 555.6 in the column after the insert. *shrug*
Can I see your table structure?
CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `stations` (
`id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT,
`Company_Name` varchar(30) COLLATE latin1_general_ci NOT NULL,
`station_name` varchar(30) COLLATE latin1_general_ci NOT NULL,
`Address` varchar(30) COLLATE latin1_general_ci NOT NULL,
`City` varchar(30) COLLATE latin1_general_ci DEFAULT NULL,
`State` varchar(30) COLLATE latin1_general_ci DEFAULT NULL,
`Country` varchar(20) COLLATE latin1_general_ci DEFAULT NULL,
`Zip` varchar(11) COLLATE latin1_general_ci DEFAULT NULL,
`Phone` varchar(12) COLLATE latin1_general_ci DEFAULT NULL,
`Lat` float NOT NULL,
`Lon` float NOT NULL,
PRIMARY KEY (`id`)
) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 COLLATE=latin1_general_ci AUTO_INCREMENT=19 ;
Can't replicate this unfortunately, I don't have mysqli installed (for whatever reason) on my works dev machine.
Something is rounding it somewhere, I'll bet its mysqli, just try dumping it as a string type I don't think mysql will mind if it has quotes around it or not. Failing that there must be some form of rounding error at mysql's end, try specifiying the mantissa/exponent in the float args:
That didn't work at all. :-( The table altered but the saved results were not showing up correctly.
Do I have to format the variable as a float before it gets inserted?
Btw, for anyone who wants to know how I got around this... I changed it to a double instead of float and it worked. Don't use the above alter table or it messes things up too. Just make sure you use 'd' when binding.
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