Boolean (Logical) Values

PostgreSQL supports a single Boolean (or logical) data type: BOOLEAN (BOOLEAN can be abbreviated as BOOL).

Size and Valid Values

A BOOLEAN can hold the values TRUE, FALSE, or NULL, and consumes a single byte of storage.

Syntax for Literal Values

Table 2.16 shows the alternate spellings for BOOLEAN literals.

Table 2.16. BOOLEAN Literal Syntax

Common Name

Synonyms

trUE

true, 't', 'y', 'yes', 1

FALSE

false, 'f', 'n', 'no', 0

 

Supported Operators

The only operators supported for the BOOLEAN data type are the logical operators shown in Table 2.17:

Table 2.17. Logical Operators for BOOLEAN

Data Types

Valid Operators (q)

BOOLEAN q BOOLEAN

AND OR NOT

I covered the AND, OR, and NOT operators in Chapter 1. For a complete definition of these operators, see Tables 1.3, 1.4, and 1.5.

Part I: General PostgreSQL Use

Introduction to PostgreSQL and SQL

Working with Data in PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL SQL Syntax and Use

Performance

Part II: Programming with PostgreSQL

Introduction to PostgreSQL Programming

Extending PostgreSQL

PL/pgSQL

The PostgreSQL C APIlibpq

A Simpler C APIlibpgeasy

The New PostgreSQL C++ APIlibpqxx

Embedding SQL Commands in C Programsecpg

Using PostgreSQL from an ODBC Client Application

Using PostgreSQL from a Java Client Application

Using PostgreSQL with Perl

Using PostgreSQL with PHP

Using PostgreSQL with Tcl and Tcl/Tk

Using PostgreSQL with Python

Npgsql: The .NET Data Provider

Other Useful Programming Tools

Part III: PostgreSQL Administration

Introduction to PostgreSQL Administration

PostgreSQL Administration

Internationalization and Localization

Security

Replicating PostgreSQL Data with Slony

Contributed Modules

Index



PostgreSQL(c) The comprehensive guide to building, programming, and administering PostgreSQL databases
PostgreSQL(c) The comprehensive guide to building, programming, and administering PostgreSQL databases
ISBN: 735712573
EAN: N/A
Year: 2004
Pages: 261

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