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Returns the type of data in an SQL column


long DatabaseColumnType(BSTR DbName, long Column);

View list of data type meanings


You can use this, after successfully doing a DatabaseStep, to find the type of data actually in each column of the current row.

Data types are:

Integer: 1
Float: 2
Text: 3
Blob: 4
Null: 5

This can be called after DatabaseStep to find whether a particular column is text, a number, or NULL (no data).

Columns start at 1 for the first column, up to the number returned by DatabaseColumns.

Available in MUSHclient version 4.40 onwards.

Lua example

t = DatabaseColumnType ("db", 2)  --> 3 (if the column is text)

Return value

A positive integer representing the data type of the specified column, as follows:

Integer: 1
Float: 2
Text: 3
Blob: 4
Null: 5

Otherwise, an error code:

-1 : Database id not found
-2 : Database not open
-4 : Do not have prepared statement
-5 : Do not have a valid row
-7 : Column number out of range

See Also ...


Database (SQLite)
Lua SQLite (database) interface


(DatabaseChanges) Returns a count of the changes to the database by the most recent SQL statement
(DatabaseClose) Closes an SQLite database
(DatabaseColumnName) Find the name of a specified column returned by an SQL statement
(DatabaseColumnNames) Return a table of all the columns returned by an SQL statement
(DatabaseColumns) Find how many columns will be returned by an SQL statement
(DatabaseColumnText) Returns the contents of an SQL column, as text
(DatabaseColumnValue) Returns the contents of an SQL column, as text, float, integer, or null
(DatabaseColumnValues) Returns the contents of all the SQL columns after a step
(DatabaseError) Returns an English string describing the most recent SQL error
(DatabaseExec) Executes SQL code against an SQLite database
(DatabaseFinalize) Finalizes (wraps up) a previously-prepared SQL statement
(DatabaseGetField) Returns a single field from an SQL database
(DatabaseInfo) Returns information about a database
(DatabaseLastInsertRowid) Returns the most recently automatically allocated database key
(DatabaseList) Lists all databases
(DatabaseOpen) Opens an SQLite database
(DatabasePrepare) Prepares an SQL statement for execution
(DatabaseReset) Resets a previously-prepared SQL statement to the start
(DatabaseStep) Executes a previously-prepared SQL statement
(DatabaseTotalChanges) Returns a count of the total changes to the database

(Help topic: function=DatabaseColumnType)

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