pg-parse-float

restore parseFloat behavior to node-postgres (pg) - can be used as a reference for implementing other type parsing addons

pg-parse-float

Restore 'parseFloat' functionailty to node-postgres. Allowing it to return float column types as JavaScript floats.

npm install pg-parse-float

var pg = require('pg');
require('pg-parse-float')(pg);
 
//now all your floats (float4, float8, numeric) will come back out 
//as floats in JavaScript 

This can be used as an example of how to extend or override the built in type parsers for other types as well.

There were some discussions around this:

  • https://github.com/brianc/node-postgres/pull/301
  • https://github.com/brianc/node-postgres/pull/271

MIT