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st_geometry_asxml_format option

Controls how spatial values are converted from a geometry to XML.

Allowed values

The list of values supported for this option is identical to the list of parameters (including sub-parameters) documented for the ST_AsXML method.



  PUBLIC role For current user For other users
Allowed to set permanently? Yes, with SET ANY PUBLIC OPTION Yes Yes, with SET ANY PUBLIC OPTION
Allowed to set temporarily? Yes, with SET ANY PUBLIC OPTION Yes (current connection only) No

This option is used to determine how a geometry is converted to XML. The following are the two main contexts in which the option is used:

  • fetching a value as XML from a client application

  • Executing a CAST statement. For example: CAST( geometry-expression AS XML )

Assignments from geometry types to XML give an error in contexts other than fetching from a client application and the CAST statement. For example, you cannot call a function or procedure that takes an XML parameter and pass a geometry, nor can you assign a geometry to an XML variable.