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Re: LIBPQ Question

From: Igor Shevchenko <igor(at)carcass(dot)ath(dot)cx>
To: Tomasz Myrta <jasiek(at)klaster(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-interfaces(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: LIBPQ Question
Date: 2003-10-27 07:25:25
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On Monday 27 October 2003 09:15, Tomasz Myrta wrote:
> Dnia 2003-10-27 00:08, Użytkownik creid napisał:
> > Problem:  Assigning a COUNT(*) result into an integer variable in my C
> > program consistently fails except when I assign the same result to a char
> > variable.  I can only assume that the internal data type the COUNT
> > function uses is integer.
> >
> > Can anyone help put me in the proper mindset so I may deal with this,
> > seemingly simple issue, to resolution.
> >
> > I need the integer result to to help me satisfy a dynamic memory
> > requirement... COUNT(*) result will tell me how many rows of data I need
> > to malloc and I cannot perform a math operation on a char variable.
> All libpq results are strings.
> some_int_value=atoi(PQgetvalue(...))

Not true anymore with protocol v3, which added the binary format. Text format 
is still the default.

> Anyway why do you need count(*) ? When you retrieve your rows, you can
> always check how many are them using PQntuples(...) and then malloc your
> memory tables.
> Regards,
> Tomasz Myrta
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> TIP 9: the planner will ignore your desire to choose an index scan if your
>       joining column's datatypes do not match

Best regards,
Igor Shevchenko

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