On 22 February 2012 18:00, Andrew Dunstan <and...@dunslane.net> wrote:
> Say I'm writing an extension X, and I want to process data values from
> another extension that creates type Y (e.g. an hstore), what's the best way
> to determine the Oid of type Y in my module X code? SPI code that runs
> "select 'something'::Y" and then examines the oid in SPI_tuptable? Or do we
> have a utility function I have missed that, given a type name and the
> current search path will give me back the type Oid?

Does this help?

test=# SELECT pg_typeof('4834.34'::numeric)::oid;
(1 row)


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