Can I use… T071, “BIGINT data type”

Apache DerbyBigQueryDb2 (LUW)H2MariaDBaMySQLaOracle DBbPostgreSQLSQL ServerSQLitec(≥64 bit)    bigint
  1. Not as cast target: cast(… as <target>)
  2. Use integer or int (these support 38 decimal digits (>127 bit) on this platform)
  3. Accepts character strings (not statically typed or generously cast)

Normative References

ISO/IEC 9075:2016-2 does not define a precision for bigint.0 The bit support table above requires support for at least 64 signed bits (correspond to the data type mappings for the C programming language).1

The data type bigint belongs to the optional feature T071, “BIGINT data type”, which first appeared in ISO/IEC 9075:2003.2

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  1. ISO/IEC 9075:2016, Part 2, §6.1 <data type>, Syntax Rule 28

  2. ISO/IEC 9075:2016, Part 2, §13.5 Data type correspondences together with ISO/IEC 9899:2017, § Sizes of integer types <limits.h>

  3. SQL:2003 Has Been Published (SIGMOD Record, Vol. 33, No. 1, March 2004)

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