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libpq Control Functions

  • PQsetNoticeProcessor Control reporting of notice and warning messages generated by libpq.

    void PQsetNoticeProcessor (PGconn * conn,
            void (*noticeProcessor) (void * arg, const char * message),
            void * arg)
    

By default, libpq prints "notice" messages from the backend on stderr, as well as a few error messages that it generates by itself. This behavior can be overridden by supplying a callback function that does something else with the messages. The callback function is passed the text of the error message (which includes a trailing newline), plus a void pointer that is the same one passed to PQsetNoticeProcessor. (This pointer can be used to access application-specific state if needed.) The default notice processor is simply

static void
defaultNoticeProcessor(void * arg, const char * message)
{
    fprintf(stderr, "%s", message);
}

To use a special notice processor, call PQsetNoticeProcessor just after creation of a new PGconn object.