[postgis-users] Geometry column does not exist?

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Fri Aug 8 02:45:13 PDT 2008

Good morning Mark.

Try to put the Location column name between "" as the next:

insert into BathingArea (ID, Name, "Location")
  values ('Bathingarea_A', 'Bathing area A', GeomFromText('POLYGON((0.0
10.0,8.66 -5.0, -8.66 -5.0,0.0 10.0))',4326));

When you added the geometry column you indicated that the location 
column must be Location, with the l in uppercase. You must use then 
"Location" to refer to this column in your queries.

Hope this helps,

Mark Lidstone escribió:
> Hi all,
> I've just spent about an hour looking for some help on this problem, but
> I can't find anything useful.  Hopefully, someone on here might be able
> to help?
> I'm trying to create a simple table with geographic content, so I'm
> doing the following:
>   create table BathingArea (ID varchar(30) not null primary key, Name
> varchar(256) not null);
>   select AddGeometryColumn('bathingarea','Location',4326,'POLYGON',2);
> Everything works fine and "select * from bathingarea;" shows the
> Location field (albeit with no rows in the table) and "select * from
> geometry_columns;" shows an entry pointing at the new column.
> Next I try to populate the table with a sample record:
>   insert into BathingArea (ID, Name, Location)
>   values ('Bathingarea_A', 'Bathing area A', GeomFromText('POLYGON((0.0
> 10.0,8.66 -5.0, -8.66 -5.0,0.0 10.0))',4326));
> But I get the following error:
>   ERROR:  column "location" of relation "bathingarea" does not exist.
> I'm running on PostgreSQL 8.3.3 with PostGIS 1.3.3 under Windows.
> Could someone please tell me how stupid I'm being and how to get this
> working?
> Many thanks,
> Mark Lidstone
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