Chasing a regression bug upon importing shapefile to postgresql [1]
I've stumbled upon an unclear semantic of the "length" member of
QgsField class [2].

The Ogr provider, upon loading shapefiles, uses the DBF field width
_minus_one_, for reasons that are unknown to me. Upon writing a layer
to PostgreSQL, the missing _one_ results in values being too large
for the field size.

So the solution to this bug seems to be a clear definition of what
QgsField::length is supposed to be, beacuse either Ogr provider is
doing a mistake in reducing that field by 1 or PostgreSQL provider
is doing a mistake in NOT augmenting that field by 1.

Does anyone have an idea about how should QgsField::length be
interpreted ?



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