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ST_AsText

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

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

create.select(stAsText(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)) |
+-------------------------------------------+

Dialect support

This example using jOOQ:

stAsText(geometry)

Translates to the following dialect specific expressions:

Aurora MySQL, Aurora Postgres, CockroachDB, MariaDB, MySQL, Postgres, Redshift, Snowflake

st_astext(geometry)

Oracle

(geometry).Get_WKT()

SQLServer

geometry.STAsText()

ASE, Access, BigQuery, DB2, Derby, DuckDB, Exasol, Firebird, H2, HSQLDB, Hana, Informix, MemSQL, SQLDataWarehouse, SQLite, Sybase, Teradata, Trino, Vertica, YugabyteDB

/* UNSUPPORTED */

(These are currently generated with jOOQ 3.20, see #10141), or translate your own on our website

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