I found the a solution to the problem, it cannot be done just by " Leave scale 0 floats untouched ?" which I tried, but also the Oracle parameter NLS_NUMERIC_CHARACTERS needed to be set explicitly. See http://www.osdir.com/ml/web.zope.database/2003-01/msg00036.html. That solved things for me.
Anyway, thanks Marc-Andre :-)
On Sun Feb 3 12:37 , "M.-A. Lemburg" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>sent:
On 2008-01-23 14:35, siribu wrote:
> I have got a problem:
> accessing an Oracle 10g database, whenever I ask for floats from a Zope Z SQL
> method, they are automatically converted to integers, simply dropping the
> decimal numbers.
> I am using Zope 2.10.4-final with Python 2.4.4 running on a Linux2 OS.
> Furthermore, I am using UnixODBC with Easysoftâ€^(TM)s ODBC-Oracle driver together
> with eGenix *mxODBC Zope DA*.
There's a connection option " Leave scale 0 floats untouched ?" to switch
The truncation to integers is done because some database drivers always
return numbers as floats - even integers. Zope would then display these
as floats (without additional formatting), which may not look right to
> Running iSQL on the server or even utilizing the mxODBC Zope DA driver directly
> in Python works well without problems.
> The error logs for the ODBC contained no sign or errors. Neither did I get any
> response when I ran Event Log Manager in Zope. I could not find anything in syslog.
> Any clues on how to solve this?
See above: just switch on the option in the connection properties.
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