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pg_field_prtlen

(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

pg_field_prtlenReturns the printed length

Description

int pg_field_prtlen ( resource $result , int $row_number , mixed $field_name_or_number )
int pg_field_prtlen ( resource $result , mixed $field_name_or_number )

pg_field_prtlen() returns the actual printed length (number of characters) of a specific value in a PostgreSQL result. Row numbering starts at 0. This function will return -1 on an error.

field_name_or_number can be passed either as an integer or as a string. If it is passed as an integer, PHP recognises it as the field number, otherwise as field name.

See the example given at the pg_field_name() page.

Note:

This function used to be called pg_fieldprtlen().

Parameters

result

PostgreSQL query result resource, returned by pg_query(), pg_query_params() or pg_execute() (among others).

row

Row number in result. Rows are numbered from 0 upwards. If omitted, current row is fetched.

Return Values

The field printed length, or FALSE on error.

Examples

Example #1 Getting information about fields

<?php
  $dbconn 
pg_connect("dbname=publisher") or die("Could not connect");

  
$res pg_query($dbconn"select * from authors where author = 'Orwell'");
  
$i pg_num_fields($res);
  for (
$j 0$j $i$j++) {
      echo 
"column $j\n";
      
$fieldname pg_field_name($res$j);
      echo 
"fieldname: $fieldname\n";
      echo 
"printed length: " pg_field_prtlen($res$fieldname) . " characters\n";
      echo 
"storage length: " pg_field_size($res$j) . " bytes\n";
      echo 
"field type: " pg_field_type($res$j) . " \n\n";
  }
?>

The above example will output:

column 0
fieldname: author
printed length: 6 characters
storage length: -1 bytes
field type: varchar 

column 1
fieldname: year
printed length: 4 characters
storage length: 2 bytes
field type: int2 

column 2
fieldname: title
printed length: 24 characters
storage length: -1 bytes
field type: varchar 

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gregm at gxsnmp dot org
7 years ago
If you update the query to this:

$s = "SELECT a.attname AS name, t.typname AS type, a.attlen AS size, a.atttypmod AS len, a.attstorage AS i
   FROM pg_attribute a , pg_class c, pg_type t
   WHERE c.relname = '$TABLE'
   AND a.attrelid = c.oid AND a.atttypid = t.oid and a.attnum > 0 and not a.attisdropped";

You get postgres to filter out the 'postgres' columns and get only your columns back.
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djmaze@moocms
7 years ago
Or even easier to keep things simple on fetching

SELECT a.attname AS name, t.typname AS type, a.attstorage AS i,
    CASE WHEN a.attlen = -1 THEN a.atttypmod ELSE a.attlen END AS size
    FROM pg_attribute a , pg_class c, pg_type t
    WHERE c.relname = 'moo_members'
    AND a.attrelid = c.oid AND a.atttypid = t.oid and a.attnum > 0 and not a.attisdropped
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r dot galovic at r-3 dot at
9 years ago
mysql_field_len () function and more for postgres ...

problems ...
* pg_field_prtlen ... gives the actual size of the field back (it shows the count of the content allready inside the field - not the possible max-len)
* pg_filed_size ... can't be used for varchar or bpchar fields

...but there is a way to get the real-max-length of a field in postgreSQL via the system tables:

//returns an array with infos of every field in the table (name, type, length, size)
function SQLConstructFieldsInfo($TABLE, $DBCON)
{
    $s="SELECT a.attname AS name, t.typname AS type, a.attlen AS size, a.atttypmod AS len, a.attstorage AS i
    FROM pg_attribute a , pg_class c, pg_type t
    WHERE c.relname = '$TABLE' 
    AND a.attrelid = c.oid AND a.atttypid = t.oid";
   
    if ($r = pg_query($DBCON,$s))
    {
        $i=0;
        while ($q = pg_fetch_assoc($r))
        {
               $a[$i]["type"]=$q["type"];
               $a[$i]["name"]=$q["name"];
               if($q["len"]<0 && $q["i"]!="x")
               {
                   // in case of digits if needed ... (+1 for negative values)
                   $a[$i]["len"]=(strlen(pow(2,($q["size"]*8)))+1);
               }
               else
               {
                   $a[$i]["len"]=$q["len"];
               }
               $a[$i]["size"]=$q["size"];
            $i++;           
        }
        return $a;
    }
    return null;
}

// usage
$DBCON=pg_connect("host=YOUR-HOST port=YOUR-PORT dbname=YOUR-DB user=YOUR-USER password=YOUR-PASS");
$TABLE="YOUR-TABLENAME";
$RET=SQLConstructFieldsInfo($TABLE, $DBCON);

$j = count($RET);
for ($i=0; $i < $j; $i++)
{
    echo "<br>$i name=".$RET[$i]["name"]." type=".$RET[$i]["type"]." length=".$RET[$i]["len"]." size=".$RET[$i]["size"]." bytes";
}
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