rohtodeveloper <> wrote:

> When I use the  pg_catalog.char(integer) function  in the
> postgres, I can only use it like these:
> select pg_catalog.char(65);  select "char"(65);
> But I want to use the function by the following  way.
> select char(1);

Try using the chr() function.

What you are running into is a result of the fact that besides the
char datatype, PostgreSQL has a "char" datatype, with a completely
different implementation.  While that may not have been the best
decision, there is enough working code that depends on both of
these types that it is unlikely to change.

Be careful, though; I would not generally recommend the use of
either char or "char" in application tables or code.  The char type
is only included for standard compliance, and has surprising
semantics and generally poorer performance than the alternatives. 
The "char" type is only intended for use in the system catalogs; if
you are considering using it elsewhere, you should consider an enum

Kevin Grittner
The Enterprise PostgreSQL Company

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