Creating Your Own Data Types

Table of contents:

Summary

As you can see, PostgreSQL offers a data type to fit almost every need. In this chapter, I've described each data type included in a standard PostgreSQL distribution. The syntax for literal values may seem a bit contrived for some of the data types, but the fact that PostgreSQL allows you to define new data types requires a few concessions (fortunately, very few).

I've listed all the standard operators in this chapter because they are a bit under-documented in the PostgreSQL User's Guide. Functions, on the other hand, are well documented (as well as constantly changing)refer to Chapter 4 of the PostgreSQL User's Guide for an up-to-date list of functions.

In Chapter 3, we'll explore a variety of topics that should round out your knowledge of PostgreSQL from the perspective of a user. Later chapters will cover PostgreSQL programming and PostgreSQL administration.

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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