[postgis-users] pgsql2shp varchar convert

strk at refractions.net strk at refractions.net
Wed Nov 15 00:03:46 PST 2006

On Tue, Nov 14, 2006 at 12:58:06PM -0300, Richard Rossel wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I have a problem with pgsql2shp convertion that  I would like that you
> help me :)
> I have a postgres DB with data that I loaded with shp2pgsql, and then
> I make some transformations and added a new field call FCC as a varchar(5)
> and load data as:  UPDATE tablename SET FCC='A31' .....;
> Can I do some queries and check that it is correct:
>  Select FCC from tablename;
>   FCC = A31
> The problem is when I convert bd to  shapefile using pgsql2shp the FCC data
> is saved with quotes that I no need, like:
>  FCC = 'A31'

This would be a bug.

Add a statemtn:

	printf("Value: [%s]\n", val);

on line 3467 of pgsql2shp to see what's happening (1.1.5)

> And other question :)
> How can  filter fields with shp2pgsql, like "ogr2ogr -selec" does?

You can load to a temp table and then filter with SQL queries..


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