TypeMapByColumn class

This type map casts values by a coder assigned per field/column.

Each PG::TypeMapByColumn has a fixed list of either encoders or decoders, that is defined at . A type map with encoders is usable for type casting query bind parameters and COPY data for PG::Connection#put_copy_data . A type map with decoders is usable for type casting of result values and COPY data from PG::Connection#get_copy_data .

PG::TypeMapByColumn objects are in particular useful in conjunction with prepared statements, since they can be cached alongside with the statement handle.

This type map strategy is also used internally by PG::TypeMapByOid, when the number of rows of a result set exceeds a given limit.

Public Class Methods coders )

Builds a new type map and assigns a list of coders for the given column. coders must be an Array of PG::Coder objects or nil values. The length of the Array corresponds to the number of columns or bind parameters this type map is usable for.

A nil value will forward the given field to the default_type_map .

static VALUE
pg_tmbc_init(VALUE self, VALUE conv_ary)
        long i;
        t_tmbc *this;
        int conv_ary_len;

        Check_Type(conv_ary, T_ARRAY);
        conv_ary_len = RARRAY_LENINT(conv_ary);
        this = xmalloc(sizeof(t_tmbc) + sizeof(struct pg_tmbc_converter) * conv_ary_len);
        /* Set nfields to 0 at first, so that GC mark function doesn't access uninitialized memory. */
        this->nfields = 0;
        this->typemap.funcs = pg_tmbc_funcs;
        RB_OBJ_WRITE(self, &this->typemap.default_typemap, pg_typemap_all_strings);
        RTYPEDDATA_DATA(self) = this;

        for(i=0; i<conv_ary_len; i++)
                VALUE obj = rb_ary_entry(conv_ary, i);

                if( obj == Qnil ){
                        /* no type cast */
                        this->convs[i].cconv = NULL;
                } else {
                        t_pg_coder *p_coder;
                        /* Check argument type and store the coder pointer */
                        TypedData_Get_Struct(obj, t_pg_coder, &pg_coder_type, p_coder);
                        if( p_coder ){
                                RB_OBJ_WRITTEN(self, Qnil, p_coder->coder_obj);
                        this->convs[i].cconv = p_coder;

        this->nfields = conv_ary_len;

        return self;

Public Instance Methods

coders → Array

Array of PG::Coder objects. The length of the Array corresponds to the number of columns or bind parameters this type map is usable for.

static VALUE
pg_tmbc_coders(VALUE self)
        int i;
        t_tmbc *this = RTYPEDDATA_DATA( self );
        VALUE ary_coders = rb_ary_new();

        for( i=0; i<this->nfields; i++){
                t_pg_coder *conv = this->convs[i].cconv;
                if( conv ) {
                        rb_ary_push( ary_coders, conv->coder_obj );
                } else {
                        rb_ary_push( ary_coders, Qnil );

        return rb_obj_freeze(ary_coders);
# File lib/pg/type_map_by_column.rb, line 11
def inspect
        type_strings ={|c| c ? c.inspect_short : 'nil' }
        "#<#{self.class} #{type_strings.join(' ')}>"

Returns the type oids of the assigned coders.

# File lib/pg/type_map_by_column.rb, line 7
def oids{|c| c.oid if c }