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Re: Variable-length Types

From: Itai Zukerman <zukerman(at)math-hat(dot)com>
To: sqllist <pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Variable-length Types
Date: 2000-10-15 20:58:05
Message-ID: 87bswl255u.fsf@matt.w80.math-hat.com (view raw or flat)
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> > 3. What sort of trouble am I going to get into trying to pull data from
> > a custom type into an external interface (i.e. PHP4)?  
> 
> Good question --- the interface code might or might not have a sensible
> default behavior for types it doesn't recognize.

Why not explicitly convert to text?  (I assume the output function for
that type will be used in the conversion...?).

SELECT phone_num::text FROM tab

-itai

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