Why does this function, pg_convert(), reject the string 'TRUE' as a valid value for the boolean types? I'm using PHP 4.3.9 and my web page originally set the value for submission to update, to 'TRUE'. pg_convert() threw it back to me saying that it's not a valid value for boolean types. However, the postgresql website says otherwise. See http://www.postgresql.org/docs/7.4/static/datatype-boolean.html for the context of my question/comment.
(PHP 4 >= 4.3.0, PHP 5)
pg_convert — Convert associative array values into suitable for SQL statement
pg_convert() checks and converts the values in assoc_array into suitable values for use in an SQL statement. Precondition for pg_convert() is the existence of a table table_name which has at least as many columns as assoc_array has elements. The fieldnames in table_name must match the indices in assoc_array and the corresponding datatypes must be compatible. Returns an array with the converted values on success, FALSE otherwise.
If there are boolean fields in table_name don't use the constant TRUE in assoc_array. It will be converted to the string 'TRUE' which is no valid entry for boolean fields in PostgreSQL. Use one of t, true, 1, y, yes instead.
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PostgreSQL database connection resource.
Name of the table against which to convert types.
Data to be converted.
Any number of PGSQL_CONV_IGNORE_DEFAULT, PGSQL_CONV_FORCE_NULL or PGSQL_CONV_IGNORE_NOT_NULL, combined.
An array of converted values, or FALSE on error.
Example #1 pg_convert() example
$dbconn = pg_connect('dbname=foo');
$tmp = array(
'author' => 'Joe Thackery',
'year' => 2005,
'title' => 'My Life, by Joe Thackery'
$vals = pg_convert($dbconn, 'authors', $tmp);
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The only options that I see are:
PGSQL_CONV_IGNORE_DEFAULT - Do not use DEAFULT value by removing field from returned array
PGSQL_CONV_FORCE_NULL - Convert to NULL if string is null string
PGSQL_CONV_IGNORE_NOT_NULL - Ignore NOT NULL constraints
These are constants, so don't quote them or anything.
I've found "options" possible values:
PG_CONV_CHECK - check only
PG_CONV_STRICT - raise warning for non fatal error
PG_CONV_QUOTE - add quote around values for vchar, text datetime.
PG_CONV_SLASH - add slashes if it needed.
PG_CONV_NULLCHK - check values are defined for NOT NULL fields.
PG_CONV_NO_DEFAULT - ignore default value even if value is empty string.