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A GetVertices wrapper for DumpPoints in SQL Server 2008 Spatial

Thursday December 29 2011 at 00:44

KeywordsGetVertices DumpPoints vertices points extract

A GetVertices wrapper function for DumpPoints useful for Oracle Spatial people like me.

Oracle’s point dumping function, mdsys.sdo_util.getVertices is most useful. When swapping between platforms sometimes I look first for such a function in SQL Server Spatial forgetting that I named it DumpPoints

Here is a “wrapper” function for DumpPoints.

  1. USE [GISDB]
  2. GO
  4. GO
  6. GO
  7. CREATE FUNCTION [dbo].[GetVertices]( @p_geom geometry )
  8.   RETURNS @Points TABLE
  9.    (x FLOAT,
  10.     y FLOAT,
  11.     z FLOAT,
  12.     m FLOAT )
  13. AS
  14. BEGIN
  15.    INSERT INTO @Points ( [x],[y],[z],[m] )
  16.    SELECT [x],[y],[z],[m]
  17.      FROM dbo.DumpPoints(@p_geom);
  18.    RETURN;
  19. END
  20. GO

Testing it….

  1. SELECT e.[x], e.[y]
  2.   FROM dbo.GetVertices(
  3.          geometry::STGeomFromText('POLYGON ((148.0 -44.0, 148.0 -43.0, 147.0 -43.0, 147.0 -44.0, 148.0 -44.0),
  4.                                            (147.4 -43.6, 147.2 -43.6, 147.2 -43.2, 147.4 -43.2, 147.4 -43.6))',0)) AS e;


x y
148 -44
148 -43
147 -43
147 -44
148 -44
147.4 -43.6
147.2 -43.6
147.2 -43.2
147.4 -43.2
147.4 -43.6

I hope this function is useful to someone.

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Comment [1]

Quite useful! Thanks for being generous and posting this online. The world needs more kind, helpful people like you. :)

— Jason · 6 July 2012, 08:18 · #