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Re: REGARDING ADDING A DATATYPE LIKE POLYGON

From: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Bibek Behera <bibek(dot)iitkgp(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: REGARDING ADDING A DATATYPE LIKE POLYGON
Date: 2012-05-03 13:22:41
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On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 6:04 AM, Bibek Behera <bibek(dot)iitkgp(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> Where in the postgres source code should we make changes to run a sql query
> like
> create table test(a polygon2)

postgres has a polygon type.  the built in postgres geometric types
are useful for storage and basic searching; if you need more than that
check out postgis (which is a heavy dependency so only use it if you
really need it).

merlin

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