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Question about geometric function area()

From: Kretschmer Andreas <andreas_kretschmer(at)despammed(dot)com>
To: pgsql-sql(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Question about geometric function area()
Date: 2004-12-19 10:38:40
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I have a table with a polygon - typ. There I stored, for instance this

test_db=# select * from geo where id = 1;
 id |             koerper
  1 | ((0,0),(0,2),(2,2),(3,3),(5,0))
(1 Zeile)

Now, I need the area, but 'select area(koerper) from geo where id=1;'
fails. If I do 'select area(box(koerper)) from geo where id=1;' it
works, but this isn't the right answer. Is this a limitation for area()?

Version is 7.4.5.

Regards, Andreas
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