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I need to convert a value of Double Precision to Bigint with PostgreSQL. How can I do that?

I have tried with to_bigint(myvalue) but that function didn't exist.

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There are two ways to typecast in Postgres:

You either do it the SQL standard way:

select cast(3.141593 as bigint);

or you could use the Postgres-specific cast operator: ::

select (3.141593 :: bigint);

You might also want to consider the various rounding functions.

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+1 for linking to the manual –  a_horse_with_no_name Jun 22 '11 at 11:23
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