"David Godsey" <mysql@stripped> wrote on 03/24/2006 12:55:29 PM:
> This is not a typically thing that anyone would expect Mysql to do,
> however with the application I am writing it would be helpful. Here
> The application stores raw data from a satellite, along with a
> configuration of how to read the data. So of the data types are Int
> Arrays and Float arrays. Each can have conversion parameters to apply
> the data. So I have to loop through this raw data, converting to the
> correct type, and applying some convertion parameter (say multiply by
> for a float).
> So I will pass a function (a UDF function) a binary string, perform some
> conversion, then I would like to return it as an array.
> I know, I know, sounds like something that should be done in the
> presentation layer, howerver if possible, I would like to provide common
> data presentation to multiple presentation layers (written in different
> So is there anyway to return an array in mysql?
> Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to
> regular duties.
> David Godsey
Depending on your version of MySQL, you could return the results of a
query created within a stored procedure. Or you could set up a view or
Anyway, since array data types are not one of the data types supported by
MySQL I think the closest you can get is either to return the data as a
table or as the results of a query or as the content presented by a view.
If you think about it, a recordset is very similar to a two-dimensional
Unimin Corporation - Spruce Pine