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pg_field_prtlen

(PHP 4 >= 4.2.0, PHP 5)

pg_field_prtlenReturns the printed length

Description

int pg_field_prtlen ( resource $result , int $row_number , mixed $field_name_or_number )
int pg_field_prtlen ( resource $result , mixed $field_name_or_number )

pg_field_prtlen() returns the actual printed length (number of characters) of a specific value in a PostgreSQL result. Row numbering starts at 0. This function will return FALSE on an error.

field_name_or_number can be passed either as an integer or as a string. If it is passed as an integer, PHP recognises it as the field number, otherwise as field name.

See the example given at the pg_field_name() page.

Note:

This function used to be called pg_fieldprtlen().

Parameters

result

PostgreSQL query result resource, returned by pg_query(), pg_query_params() or pg_execute() (among others).

row

Row number in result. Rows are numbered from 0 upwards. If omitted, current row is fetched.

Return Values

The field printed length, or FALSE on error.

Examples

Example #1 Getting information about fields

<?php
  $dbconn 
pg_connect("dbname=publisher") or die("Could not connect");

  
$res pg_query($dbconn"select * from authors where author = 'Orwell'");
  
$i pg_num_fields($res);
  for (
$j 0$j $i$j++) {
      echo 
"column $j\n";
      
$fieldname pg_field_name($res$j);
      echo 
"fieldname: $fieldname\n";
      echo 
"printed length: " pg_field_prtlen($res$fieldname) . " characters\n";
      echo 
"storage length: " pg_field_size($res$j) . " bytes\n";
      echo 
"field type: " pg_field_type($res$j) . " \n\n";
  }
?>

The above example will output:

column 0
fieldname: author
printed length: 6 characters
storage length: -1 bytes
field type: varchar 

column 1
fieldname: year
printed length: 4 characters
storage length: 2 bytes
field type: int2 

column 2
fieldname: title
printed length: 24 characters
storage length: -1 bytes
field type: varchar 

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