On Mon, 2005-02-21 at 20:54 -0600, Bret Hughes wrote:
> I am adding some functionality to a php/postgres based system and have a
> value that I want to be a boolean.  digging around the pg doc I see the
> boolean datatype.  Cool I say.  So I happily alter the table and add the
> boolean column notify  all is good until I retrieve it using
> pg_fetch_object and get a t or f back in myobject->notify
> Rats says I.  a simple if ($myobject->notify) { blah } contruct won't
> work.
> So.. after reading a lot of stuff from both the php and pg doc and STFW
> until my eyes are tired, I am coming to you guys for advice.
> Assumption:  There is no easy way to map a pg boolean data type to a
> value that will evaluate simply in php.  I know I can code it but I
> would really like to keep this as simple as possible

Couldn't you just check on 't' or 'f'? 

> Question:  Assuming the above assumption is correct, what is the most
> efficient way to define a column that will take only two values who's
> values will evaluate as intended in php?
> I am going to punt an go with a smallint unlet there is a way to store a
> bit.  I am  trying to get my head around bytea right now but thought I
> would ask while I am reading.
> Bret
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