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MySQL 5.5 Reference Manual  /  ...  /  Fetching Spatial Data

11.5.6 Fetching Spatial Data

Geometry values stored in a table can be fetched in internal format. You can also convert them to WKT or WKB format.

  • Fetching spatial data in internal format:

    Fetching geometry values using internal format can be useful in table-to-table transfers:

    CREATE TABLE geom2 (g GEOMETRY) SELECT g FROM geom;
  • Fetching spatial data in WKT format:

    The AsText() function converts a geometry from internal format to a WKT string.

    SELECT AsText(g) FROM geom;
  • Fetching spatial data in WKB format:

    The AsBinary() function converts a geometry from internal format to a BLOB containing the WKB value.

    SELECT AsBinary(g) FROM geom;

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