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ST_GeometryType

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

This function returns the type name of a geometry (which may be vendor specific). For example:

create.select(stGeometryType(stGeomFromText("POINT (1 1)"))).fetch();

The result being, for example

+-----------------+
| ST_GeometryType |
+-----------------+
| ST_Point        |
+-----------------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

stGeometryType(geometry)

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

-- AURORA_MYSQL, AURORA_POSTGRES, COCKROACHDB, MARIADB, MYSQL, POSTGRES, REDSHIFT
st_geometrytype(geometry)

-- ORACLE
decode(
  mod(
    (geometry).sdo_gtype,
    100
  ),
  1,
  'POINT',
  2,
  'LINE',
  3,
  'POLYGON',
  4,
  'COLLECTION',
  5,
  'MULTIPOINT',
  6,
  'MULTILINE',
  7,
  'MULTIPOLYGON',
  8,
  'SOLID',
  9,
  'MULTISOLID',
  'UNKNOWN_GEOMETRY'
)

-- SQLSERVER
geometry.STGeometryType()

-- 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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