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SPI_gettype

Name

SPI_gettype -- return the data type name of the specified column

Synopsis

char * SPI_gettype(TupleDesc rowdesc, int colnumber)

Description

SPI_gettype returns a copy of the data type name of the specified column. (You can use pfree to release the copy of the name when you don't need it anymore.)

Arguments

TupleDesc rowdesc

input row description

int colnumber

column number (count starts at 1)

Return Value

The data type name of the specified column, or NULL on error. SPI_result is set to SPI_ERROR_NOATTRIBUTE on error.