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ST_GeomFromText

Applies to ❌ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

This function parses a WKT (Well-known text representation of geometry). For example:

create.select(stGeomFromText("POLYGON ((-1 -1, 1 -1, 1 1, -1 1, -1 -1))")).fetch();

The result being, for example

+-------------------------------------------+
| ST_GeomFromText                           |
+-------------------------------------------+
| POLYGON ((-1 -1, 1 -1, 1 1, -1 1, -1 -1)) |
+-------------------------------------------+

... which is a simple square:




Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

stGeomFromText("POLYGON ((-1 -1, 1 -1, 1 1, -1 1, -1 -1))")

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

-- AURORA_MYSQL, AURORA_POSTGRES, COCKROACHDB, MARIADB, MYSQL, POSTGRES, REDSHIFT
st_geomfromtext('POLYGON ((-1 -1, 1 -1, 1 1, -1 1, -1 -1))', 0)

-- ORACLE
sdo_geometry(wkt => 'POLYGON ((-1 -1, 1 -1, 1 1, -1 1, -1 -1))', srid => NULL)

-- SQLSERVER
geometry::STGeomFromText('POLYGON ((-1 -1, 1 -1, 1 1, -1 1, -1 -1))', 0)

-- ACCESS, ASE, BIGQUERY, DB2, DERBY, EXASOL, FIREBIRD, H2, HANA, HSQLDB, INFORMIX, MEMSQL, SNOWFLAKE, SQLDATAWAREHOUSE, 
-- SQLITE, SYBASE, TERADATA, VERTICA, YUGABYTEDB
/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.18, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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