Opened 18 months ago

Closed 17 months ago

Last modified 17 months ago

#5336 closed defect (fixed)

topogeometry cast to topoelement

Reported by: robe Owned by: robe
Priority: medium Milestone: PostGIS 3.4.0
Component: topology Version: master
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by robe)

When you want to pass in a topogeom as a topoelement for building, the syntax is pretty ugly and hard to explain.

As discussed in this thread

In order to build hierarchical topoelement using topogeom, you need to do this ugly thing of

TopoElementArray_Agg( ARRAY[(topo).id,(topo).layer_id]::topology.topoelement )

It would be cleaner if we have a topoelementArray_agg that takes a topogeometry or have topogeometry be able to autocast to a topoelement.

Then the above would reduce to

TopoElementArray_Agg( topo )

Change History (8)

comment:1 by robe, 18 months ago

Component: postgistopology
Owner: changed from pramsey to robe

comment:2 by robe, 18 months ago

Description: modified (diff)

comment:3 by robe, 18 months ago

Summary: topoelementarray_agg that takes topogeomtopoelementarray_agg that takes topogeometry

comment:4 by strk, 18 months ago

If you do this consider making sure all topogeometries are from the same topology and layer_id, as can only imagine trouble if you try to create a TopoGeometry composed by elements coming from different topologies (we don't have referential integrity there)

comment:5 by robe, 18 months ago

I'm going to test the performance of this out, but here is what my plan is.

CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION topology.topoelement(topo
    RETURNS topology.topoelement
    LANGUAGE sql
    COST 1
AS  $$SELECT ARRAY[,topo.layer_id]::topology.topoelement;$$;

-- note you can't create a cast against a domain, but you can create a cast against the underlying type of domain
CREATE CAST (topogeometry AS int[]) WITH FUNCTION topoelement(topogeometry) AS IMPLICIT;

Once you do the above:

This works:

SELECT TopoElementArray_Agg(NULL::topogeometry)

without the cast in place, you get error:

function topoelementarray_agg(topogeometry) does not exist

comment:6 by Sandro Santilli <strk@…>, 17 months ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In cf2b98c/git:

Support topogeometry cast to topoelement

Use backing function TopoElement
Closes #5336 for PostGIS 3.4.0

comment:7 by robe, 17 months ago

Summary: topoelementarray_agg that takes topogeometrytopogeometry cast to topoelement

comment:8 by Sandro Santilli <strk@…>, 17 months ago

In 62a2469/git:

Fix restore of dumps with 3.4.0 topology in

References #5336

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