11th October 2018: PostgreSQL 11 RC 1 Released!
Supported Versions: Current (10) / 9.6 / 9.5 / 9.4 / 9.3
Development Versions: 11 / devel
Unsupported versions: 9.2 / 9.1

ALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR

Name

ALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR -- allocate an SQL descriptor area

Synopsis

ALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR name

Description

ALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR allocates a new named SQL descriptor area, which can be used to exchange data between the PostgreSQL server and the host program.

Descriptor areas should be freed after use using the DEALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR command.

Parameters

name

A name of SQL descriptor, case sensitive. This can be an SQL identifier or a host variable.

Examples

EXEC SQL ALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR mydesc;

Compatibility

ALLOCATE DESCRIPTOR is specified in the SQL standard.

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