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Help with returning data type

From: Rudinei Dias <rudinei(at)unilasalle(dot)edu(dot)br>
To: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Help with returning data type
Date: 2005-02-16 13:06:58
Message-ID: 42134572.7040503@unilasalle.edu.br (view raw or flat)
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Help with returning data type

Hi.

I'm in trouble with data type returns using libpq (PQgetvalue)

see table definition
-  datname name NOT NULL,
-  encoding int4 NOT NULL,
-  datistemplate bool NOT NULL,
-  datallowconn bool NOT NULL,

I codify with this way in C

  static long long_ret;
  static u_long ulong_ret;
  static unsigned char string[SPRINT_MAX_LEN];
  static oid objid[MAX_OID_LEN];
  static struct counter64 c64;
  int i, index;
  char* bytea;

*       // 1 - THIS WORKS (retrieving varchar)
*
        strcpy(query_string, "SELECT datname FROM pg_database limit 1 
offset 0");
        res = PQexec(conn, query_string);                 
        if (PQresultStatus(res) != PGRES_TUPLES_OK){
            fprintf(stderr, "SELECT query failed [%s].\n", query_string);
            PQclear(res);
            return;
        }
        i = 0;
        bytea = PQgetvalue(res, i, 0);
        PQclear(res);
        strcpy(string, bytea);
        *var_len = strlen(string);
        return (unsigned char *) string;

*       // 2 - THIS WORKS (retrieving int4)
*
        strcpy(query_string, "SELECT encoding FROM pg_database limit 1 
offset 0");
        res = PQexec(conn, query_string);                 
        if (PQresultStatus(res) != PGRES_TUPLES_OK){
            fprintf(stderr, "SELECT query failed [%s].\n", query_string);
            PQclear(res);
            return;
        }
        i = 0;
        bytea = PQgetvalue(res, i, 0);
        index = atoi(bytea);
        PQclear(res);
        switch (index){
        case 0: strcpy(string, "SQL_ASCII"); break;
        case 1: strcpy(string, "EUC_JP"); break;
        ...
        case 33: strcpy(string, "GB18030"); break;
        }
        *var_len = strlen(string);
        return (unsigned char *) string;

*       // 3 - THIS **DONT **WORK (retrieving bool)
***      
        long_ret = 0;
        strcpy(query_string, "SELECT datistemplate FROM pg_database 
limit 1 offset 0");
        res = PQexec(conn, query_string);                 
        if (PQresultStatus(res) != PGRES_TUPLES_OK){
            fprintf(stderr, "SELECT query failed [%s].\n", query_string);
            PQclear(res);
            return;
        }
        i = 0;
        bytea = PQgetvalue(res, i, 0);
        long_ret = atol(bytea);
       
        return (unsigned char *) &long_ret;

How can I retrieve a bool data type (code 3)?
How can I return for a string C data type (return (unsigned char *) 
&long_ret;)
and the last question
although working, its correct list code 1 and list code 2?
anybody has code sample to share (mail me)?

thank you for any help, my deadline paper is near and has proposed the 
open source MIB for postgresql database!
thank you!

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