This function can be used to improve the performance of your application.
pg_field_type() makes an internal query to the pg_type table and it can be really slow.
So if your application previously know the oids of your database, you can save the execution time of this query in every request.
(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0)
pg_field_type_oid — Returns the type ID (OID) for the corresponding field number
pg_field_type_oid() returns an integer containing the
OID of the base type of the given
field_number in the
You can get more information about the field type by querying PostgreSQL's pg_type system table using the OID obtained with this function. The PostgreSQL format_type() function will convert a type OID into an SQL standard type name.
If the field uses a PostgreSQL domain (rather than a basic type), it is the OID of the domain's underlying type that is returned, rather than the OID of the domain itself.
The OID of the field's base type.
FALSE is returned on error.
Example #1 Getting information about fields
$dbconn = pg_connect("dbname=publisher") or die("Could not connect");
// Assume 'title' is a varchar type
$res = pg_query($dbconn, "select title from authors where author = 'Orwell'");
echo "Title field type OID: ", pg_field_type_oid($res, 0);
Title field type OID: 1043